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Revision of the Scientific Name for "Min-be-do-ra-chi" Identified Previously as Zoarchias glaber in Korea
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  • Journal title : Fisheries and aquatic sciences
  • Volume 18, Issue 4,  2015, pp.401-404
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • DOI : 10.5657/FAS.2015.0401
 Title & Authors
Revision of the Scientific Name for "Min-be-do-ra-chi" Identified Previously as Zoarchias glaber in Korea
Kwun, Hyuck Joon; Kim, Jin-Koo;
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The Korean stichaeid fish "Min-be-do-ra-chi", reported previously as Zoarchias glaber, is reviewed taxonomically and described on the basis of a single specimen collected from Jeju Island, Korea. "Min-be-do-ra-chi" was identified as Z. major by the following morphological characteristics: U-shaped markings on the dorsal and anal fins, 31 dorsal fin spines, 78 dorsal fin soft rays, 87 anal fin soft rays, and 109 vertebrae. In contrast, Z. glaber has triangular markings on the dorsal and anal fins, 92-96 anal fin soft rays, and 112-122 vertebrae. Therefore, our results suggest that the scientific name of this species reported previously as Z. glaber should be changed to Z. major.
Zoarchias major;Zoarchias glaber;Comments;Scientific name;Description;
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