A New Species of Farranula (Copepoda: Cyclopoida: Corycaeidae) from the West Central Pacific, with a Key to Species of the Genus

  • Wi, Jin Hee (Research Institute for Coastal Environment and Fishery-policy (RICOF)) ;
  • Soh, Ho Young (Faculty of Marine Technology, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Jeong, Hyeon Gyeong (Planning Office for Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries) ;
  • Kang, Hyung-Ku (Marine Ecosystem Research Division, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST))
  • Received : 2015.01.10
  • Accepted : 2015.01.20
  • Published : 2015.01.31


A new species of the genus Farranula Wilson, 1942 (Cyclopoida, Corycaeidae) is described based on both sexes collected off Chuuk Island in Micronesia (West Central Pacific). The new species F. dahlae differs from its close congener F. gibbula (Giesbrecht, 1891) in the following combination of characters in both sexes: body length is longer, length to width ratio of caudal rami is larger, basal element of maxilliped is distinctly longer, and terminal spine to distal segment ratio of P4 is smaller; while in females, lateral margins of fourth pedigerous somite are extended to mid-region of second urosomal somite, maximum width of the second urosomal somite is located at middle region in dorsal and lateral views, and length ratio of caudal seta III to seta V is much larger; and in males, sharply contracted portion of second somite is located at two-thirds distance from anterior margin. Some additional morphological details of F. gibbula are given and a key to species of the genus Farranula is provided.


Grant : Long-term change of structure and function in marine ecosystems of Korea

Supported by : KIOST


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