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DNA Barcoding of Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) papillosa (Annelida, Spionidae) in Korea, with Additional Taxonomic Notes

  • Lee, Geon Hyeok (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Lee, Ha-Eun (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Min, Gi-Sik (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University)
  • Received : 2021.09.17
  • Accepted : 2021.10.16
  • Published : 2021.10.31

Abstract

Scolelepis (Parascolelepis) papillosa (Okuda, 1937), originally described from a single incomplete individual from Jeju Island in Korea, was collected from the intertidal sandflats of Soan Island (Jeollanam-do province) in Korea. The examined specimens of S. (P.) papillosa agree well with the original description in having the papillae on the basal sheath of the palps, presence of occipital antenna, absence of notochaetae in chaetiger 1, branchiae completely fused with notopodial postchaetal lamellae at the anterior chaetigers, and neuropodial hooded hooks appearing from chaetiger 16. In this study, the sequences of partial mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI), 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA), and the nuclear 18S ribosomal DNA (18S rDNA) of the species were determined. We also provide the detailed description and illustrations on this species based on the complete specimens newly collected in this study.

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