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Taxonomic study of freshwater bryozoans from Jeju Island, Korea

  • Chae, Hyun Sook (Department of Food-Biotechnology, Woosuk University) ;
  • Kil, Hyun Jong (Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Seo, Ji Eun (Department of Eco-Biological Science, Woosuk University)
  • Received : 2017.10.15
  • Accepted : 2017.11.13
  • Published : 2017.12.28

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the freshwater bryozoans of Jeju Island off the Korean Peninsula for the first time. To date, twelve species has been reported from the mainland of Korea. However, no study of freshwater bryozoans has ever been conducted on Korean islands including Jeju Island, which is the largest island in Korea. Five species in three genera Fredericella, Plumatella and Stephanella, from Jeju Island are described. Of which, three species, Fredericella indica, Plumatella mukaii and P. rugosa, are new records of Korean bryozoan fauna. As a result of this study, the number of identified Korean freshwater bryozoans is now 15 species, including 12 phylactolaemates and three gymnolaemates.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)

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