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Two Species of the Genus Discorsopagurus (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Paguridae) New to Korea
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Two Species of the Genus Discorsopagurus (Malacostraca: Decapoda: Paguridae) New to Korea
Jung, Jibom; Kim, Won;
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The genus Discorsopagurus and two species belonging to this genus, Discorsopagurus maclaughlinae and Discorsopagurus tubicola, are herein first reported in Korean waters. Species belonging to Discorsopagurus are easily distinguished from other hermit crabs of the family Paguridae by their telsons that lack indentations and other characteristics such as straight abdomens, fused third and fourth abdominal tergites, and symmetrical uropods. Discorsopagurus maclaughlinae and D. tubicola were found to live in a tube made by a polychaete tubeworm. The two species differ in the shape of the posterior margin of the telson, the length of the pereopod, and the presence of setae on the antennal flagellum. Discorsopagurus tubicola is reported for the second time in the world. In this paper, there will be provided plates and descriptions of the two species.
new record;tube of polychaete tubeworm;Discorsopagurus maclaughlinae;Discorsopagurus tubicola;Crustacea;Anomura;
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