A New Record of the Ampithoid Species, Ampithoe akuolaka (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ampithoidae) from Korea

  • Jung, Tae Won ;
  • Yoon, Seong Myeong
  • Received : 2014.02.14
  • Accepted : 2014.04.14
  • Published : 2014.07.30


A newly recorded ampithoid species, Ampithoe akuolaka Barnard, 1970 from Korean waters is reported with a description and illustrations. This species is distinguished from other congeneric species by the following characteristic features: the apical lobules of the lower lip are separated, but short and tumid; the posterodistal corner of the carpus on gnathopod 1 has a triangular extension in mature males; and the palm of gnathopod 2 is largely bifid in mature males. We examine the fine structures that are not mentioned in the original description using scanning electron microscopy for a better observation, and present a changed key to Korean ampithoid species.


Ampithoe akuolaka;ampithoid;Crustacea;Amphipoda;Korea


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Grant : Survey of indigenous biological resources of Korea

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources of Korea