New Report of Scolelepis (Scolelepis) lingulata (Annelida: Spionidae), with Notes on the Genus Scolelepis in Korean Fauna

  • Lee, Geon Hyeok (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Choi, Hyun Ki (National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Yoon, Seong Myeong (Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Chosun University) ;
  • Min, Gi-Sik (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University)
  • Received : 2022.03.15
  • Accepted : 2022.07.20
  • Published : 2022.07.31


Scolelepis (Scolelepis) lingulata is newly reported in Korean waters. This species, collected from the intertidal zone of the Yellow Sea, is in good agreement with the original and subsequent descriptions in presence of occipital antenna, conspicuously large and lingulate interramal lobes in posterior chaetigers, absence of hooded hooks in notopodia, and unidentate hooded hooks present in neuropodia. Additionally, Korean specimens previously identified as Scolelepis(Scolelepis) kudenovi are reexamined based on the morphology. As a result, these specimens were identified as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) daphoinos in terms of the presence of reddish-brown pigmentation along the transverse ciliated bands on the dorsum. The identification key to Scolelepis species from Korean waters is provided.



This study was supported by the research funds from Chosun University (2021) and the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), funded by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea (NIBR202203202). We would like to thank Associate Professor Dr. Victor Surugiu who provided valuable advice during this study.


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