Five New Species of Genus Hyattella (Dictyoceratida: Spongiidae) from Korea

  • Sim, Chung Ja (Department of Biological Sciences, Hannam University) ;
  • Kim, Young A (Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology) ;
  • Lee, Kyung Jin (Strategic Planning Division, National Institute of Biological Resources)
  • Received : 2014.10.03
  • Accepted : 2015.01.12
  • Published : 2015.01.31


Five new species of the genus Hyattella (Dictyoceratida: Spongiidae); Hyattella chaguiensis n. sp., H. munseomensis n. sp., H. sumsangiensis n. sp., H. bakusi n. sp., and H. purpurea n. sp., were collected from Jeju-do, Korea. Hyattella chaguiensis n. sp. is similar to H. mara Sim and Lee, 2014 in shape, but differs in dermal membrane and primary fibres. Hyattella munseomensis n. sp. differs in cored primary fibres, having middle-size sand. Hyattella sumsangiensis n. sp. is characterized by color changes and very soft texture. Hyattella bakusi n. sp. and H. purpurea n. sp. are similar in shape, having tube-like elevated holes, but differ in skeletal structures.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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