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The First Record of the Genus Eogammarus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Anisogammaridae) from Korea

  • Received : 2016.11.14
  • Accepted : 2016.11.23
  • Published : 2016.12.31

Abstract

An anisogammarid amphipod, Eogammarus possjeticus (Tzvetkova, 1967), is newly recorded from Jindo Island, Korea, with a detailed description and illustrations. The species belonging to the genus Eogammarus are sharing several plesiomorphic characteristics, so they are similar to each other. However, Eogammarus possjeticus can be discriminated from congeners by the following characters combined: appendages are not fossorial, setations of antennae are weak, and the number and position of robust setae on pleonal epimera, urosomes, and telson are different from its congeners. This is the first record of the genus Eogammarus Birstein, 1933 from Korean waters.

Acknowledgement

Grant : Study on the conservation and management plan for the legally designated marine organism

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea

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