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Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
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Journal DOI :
The Korean Society of Systematic Zoology
Editor in Chief :
Cheon Young Chang, Mann Kyoon Shin
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Volume 27, Issue 3 - Nov 2011
Volume 27, Issue 2 - Jul 2011
Volume 27, Issue 1 - Mar 2011
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Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Variations and Genetic Relationships among Korean Thais Species (Muricidae: Gastropoda)
Lee, Sang-Hwa ; Kim, Tae-Ho ; Lee, Jun-Hee ; Lee, Jong-Rak ; Park, Joong-Ki ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 1~17
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.001
Thais Roding, 1798, commonly known as rock-shell, is among the most frequently found gastropod genera worldwide on intertidal rocky shores including those of Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea. This group contains important species in many marine environmental studies but species-level taxonomy of the group is quite complicated due to the morphological variations in shell characters. This study examined the genetic variations and relationships among three Korean Thais species based on the partial nucleotide sequences of mitochondrial cox1 gene fragments. Phylogenetic trees from different analytic methods (maximum parsimony, neighbor-joining, and maximum likelihood) showed that T. bronni and T. luteostoma are closely related, indicating the most recent common ancestry. The low sequence divergence found between T. luteostoma and T. bronni, ranging from 1.53% to 3.19%, also corroborates this idea. Further molecular survey using different molecular marker is required to fully understand a detailed picture of the origin for their low level of interspecific sequence divergence. Sequence comparisons among conspecific individuals revealed extensive sequence variations within the three species with maximum values of 2.43% in T. clavigera and 1.37% in both T. bronni and T. luteostoma. In addition, there is an unexpectedly high level of mitochondrial genotypic diversity within each of the three Korean Thais species. The high genetic diversity revealed in Korean Thais species is likely to reflect genetic diversity introduced from potential source populations with diverse geographic origins, such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and a variety of different coastal regions in South China and Japan. Additional sequence analysis with comprehensive taxon sampling from unstudied potential source populations will be also needed to address the origin and key factors for the high level of genetic diversity discovered within the three Korean Thais species studied.
Two New Marine Sponges of the Genus Halichondria (Halichondrida: Halichondriidae) from Uljin, Korea
Kang, Dong-Won ; Sim, Chung-Ja ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 19~23
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.019
Two new marine sponges, Halichondria jangseungenesis n. sp. and H. nagokenesis n. sp., of the family Halichondriidae, were collected from Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea by SCUBA diving during the period from Apr 2007 to Aug 2007. Based on their spicule composition and skeletal structure, H. jangseungenesis n. sp. appears to have a close similarity with H. panicea (Pallas, 1766); however, they differ in length of spicule. The spicule length of oxea of H. jangseungenesis n. sp. is shorter than that of H. panicea. Based on their spicule composition and growth form, H. nagokenesis n. sp. is quite similar to H. cylindrata Tanita and Hoshino, 1989; however, but they differ in length of spicule. The spicule length of oxea of H. nagokenesis n. sp. is longer than that of H. cylindrata.
First Record of Three Uronychia Species (Ciliophora: Spirotrichea: Euplotida) from Korea
Kim, Se-Joo ; Min, Gi-Sik ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 25~33
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.025
Three morphospecies of the genus Uronychia, i.e. U. setigera Calkins, 1902, U. binucleata Young, 1922, and U. multicirrus Song, 1997, were collected from the coastal waters of Gumjin-ri on the East Sea and the public waterfront of Incheon on the Yellow Sea in Korea, respectively. These species are described based on live observation, protargol impregnation, silver nitrate impregnation, and their morphometrics. Diagnostic keys for these species are also provided. In addition, their small subunit ribosomal DNA sequences were compared with previously known sequences of Uronychia species. Diagnostics of three Uronychia species are as follows: U. setigera:
long in vivo, oval-shaped, 2 macronuclear nodules (Ma), 1 spur on the left margin, 11 adoral membranelles (AM) 1, 4 AM2, 1 buccal cirrus (BC), 4 frontal cirri (FC), 3 left marginal cirri (LMC), 2 ventral cirri (VC), 5 transverse cirri (TC), 3 caudal cirri (CC), 6 dorsal kineties (DK), and approximately 23 cilia in the leftmost kinety. U. binucleata:
long in vivo, oval to slightly rectangular shaped, 2 Ma, 1 micronucleus (Mi), 2 spurs on the posterior region, 11 AM1, 4 AM2, 1 BC, 4 FC, 3 LMC, 2 VC, 5 TC, 3 CC, 6 DK, and approximately 37 cilia in the leftmost kinety. U. multicirrus:
long in vivo, oval to slightly rectangular shaped, ca. 7 Ma, 1 Mi, 11 AM1, 4 AM2, 1 BC, 4 FC, 3 LMC, approximately 8 VC, 5 TC, 3 CC, and 6 DK. This study presents the first record of this genus in Korea.
Three Aetideid Species of Copepods (Copepoda: Calanoida: Aetideidae) from East Sea of Korea
Lim, Byung-Jin ; Song, Sung-Joon ; Min, Gi-Sik ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 35~46
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.035
Three aetideid copepods collected from the East Sea of Korea are described: Bradyidius angustus (Tanaka, 1957), Gaetanus minutus (Sars, 1907), and Aetideus acutus Farran, 1929. The former two species are new to the Korean copepod fauna. The sequences of cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 were determined to be the molecular characteristics of these three species.
New Records of Creeping Ctenophores, Genus Coeloplana (Tentaculata: Platyctenida: Coeloplanidae), from Korea
Song, Jun-Im ; Hwang, Sung-Jin ; Lee, Sang-Hwa ; Park, Joong-Ki ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 47~52
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.047
Creeping ctenophores, Coeloplana species, were collected by SCUBA divers throughout the year (November 2006 to June 2010) from the branches and polyp masses of encrusting dendronephthyas at a depth of 20-32m off Munseom Island (Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Korea). A single individual of a newly recorded species in Korea, Coeloplana bocki Komai, 1920, was collected together with C. anthostella from the same location on 16 August 2009. A large number of individuals of each species were subsequently collected from the host Dendronephthya aff. dendritica on 20 June 2010. C. bocki can be distinguished from C. anthostella Song and Hwang, 2010 and C. komaii Utinomi, 1963 by its unique blue and orange colored stripes, and/or the branching and anastomosing milky-white stripes encircling the aboral sense organ towards the margin. The detailed morphology and molecular sequence information (nuclear 18S rDNA, internal transcribed spacer 1, and mitochondrial cox1 gene sequences) for C. bocki is provided, and C. bocki and C. anthostella are compared.
Zoeal Stages of Pisidia serratifrons (Crustacea: Decapoda: Porcellanidae) under Laboratory Conditions
Kim, Han-Ju ; Ko, Hyun-Sook ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 53~58
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.053
The zoeal stages of Pisidia serratifrons are described and illustrated for the first time and its morphological characteristics are compared with those of three known Pisidia species of the family Porcellanidae. The zoea of P. serratifrons differs from those of other Pisidia (P. brasiliensis, P. dispar, and P. dehaanii), by having 11 spinules on the exopod of the antenna. In order to facilitate the study of plankton-collected material, a provisional key is provided for identification of the Korean porcellanid zoeae.
First Records of Two Aquatic Oxytrichid Ciliates (Ciliophora: Sporadotrichida: Oxytrichidae) from Korea
Kwon, Choon-Bong ; Shin, Mann-Kyoon ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 59~65
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.059
For investigation of the Korean ciliate fauna, two oxytrichid ciliates, Histriculus histrio (Muller, 1773) and Sterkiella thompsoni Foissner, 1996, were collected from freshwater and brackish waters in South Korea, respectively. These two ciliates are reported for the first time in Korea. Descriptions were based on observations of live and silver stained specimens. Diagnoses of these species are as follows. Histriculus histrio: body is approximately
in size, almost ellipsoidal in shape, posterior part rather thin and very translucent. Cortical granules are absent. Both marginal rows are almost confluent at the posterior end. Six dorsal kineties are present. Sterkiella thompsoni: body is approximately
in size. Body margins are usually in parallel. Cortical granules are absent. Invariably, four dorsal kineties are present. Two caudal cirri are located on the dorsal surface. Three ellipsoidal macronuclear nodules are present.
New Record of Philonthus liopterus (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in Korea
Cho, Young-Bok ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 67~68
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.067
Philonthus liopterus Sharp is reported for the first time in Korea. A habitus photo and illustration of the male genitalia of this species are provided.
Two Marine Littoral Species of the Genus Medon (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae) New to Korea
Kim, Tae-Kyu ; Cho, Young-Bok ; Ahn, Kee-Jeong ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 69~73
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.069
The taxonomy of marine littoral species of the genus Medon Stephens in Korea is presented. The genus and two species-Medon prolixus (Sharp) and M. rubeculus Sharp-are identified for the first time in the Korean Peninsula. Redescriptions of M. prolixus and M. rubeculus with an illustration of its habitus and line drawings are provided.
New Record of Two Species of Ampelisca (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Ampeliscidae) from Korea
Kim, Young-Hyo ; Eun, Ye ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 75~83
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.075
Two species of gammaridean amphipod are newly recorded from the shallow Korean waters; Ampelisca alatopedunculata Ren and A. miharaensis Nagata. These are described and figured in detail. A key to the Korean Ampelisca species is provided.
A New Record of Tamba igniflua (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Korea
Choi, Sei-Woong ; Lee, Jin ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 85~87
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.085
A noctuid species, Tamba igniflua (Wileman and South), was reported for the first time in Korea. One female of T. igniflua was successfully reared with leaves of Eurya japonica from a caterpillar collected in the southwestern part of the Korean Peninsula. Diagnostic characteristics of the species are provided with a brief description of caterpillar and adult, including genitalic structure.
New Records of Two Hydroids(Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Korean Waters
Park, Jung-Hee ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 89~92
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.089
Hydroid specimens were collected from the coasts of Isl. Jeongjokdo (Taean) and Gampo Harbour, Korea, on 10 May and 19 October 2010. Two of the species identified as Sertularia tenera G.O. Sars 1874 and Plumularia halecioides Alder 1859 are new to Korean fauna. They are described with illustrations.
A New Species of the Genus Hippospongia (Demospongiae: Dictyoceratida) from Korea
Lee, Kyung-Jin ; Sim, Chung-Ja ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 93~96
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.093
Sponges of the family Spongiidae are poorly known in Korean waters. This paper describes Hippospongia bergquistia n. sp. of the family Spongiidae (Demospongiae: Dictyoceratida) collected from Moselpo, Jejudo Island, Korea in 2007. This new species has a cavernous construction, rare pseudo-tertiary fibre, and rare primary fibres.
A New Record of Eupithecia praepupillata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from Korea
Choi, Sei-Woong ; Mironov, Vladimir ; Kim, Sung-Soo ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 97~100
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.097
In this paper, we report for the first time on a species of Eupithecia from Korea. Three females of Eupithecia praepupillata Wehrli, 1927, were collected from the northeastern part of South Korea. With this addition, a total of 53 species of Eupithecia from Korea have been recorded. Diagnosis and description of the species are provided with figures of the genitalia.
A New Species of the Genus Tetilla (Spirophorida: Tetillidae) from Korea
Shim, Eun-Jung ; Sim, Chung-Ja ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 101~103
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.101
A new species in the genus Tetilla, Tetilla hwasunensis n. sp. was collected from Hwasun Harbor, Jejudo Island in 2009. This species differs from T. serica its lack of spherules and from T. radiate by having sigmaspires. Description and figures of the new species are provided.
Discovery of Vespa binghami (Vespidae: Hymenoptera) in Korea
Kim, Jeong-Kyu ; Kim, Il-Kwon ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 105~107
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.105
Vespa binghami Vecht, a poorly known vespine species, was discovered in Korea. This is the second treatment of this species on the Korean peninsula since the first report on Korean occurrence by Virula in 1925; however, the first one was based on practical Korean distributional information. Diagnostic description and digital images are provided.
New Record of Gynodiastylis platycarpus (Cumacea: Gynodiastylidae) from Korea
Lee, Chang-Mok ; Hong, Soon-Sang ; Lee, Kyung-Sook ;
Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity, volume 27, issue 1, 2011, Pages 109~113
DOI : 10.5635/KJSZ.2011.27.1.109
Gynodiastylis platycarpus Gam
is redescribed as a new record of Korean fauna and a key to the Korean species of the genus is provided. This species is characterized by a slender body, a small telson, and a 3-articulated uropodal endopod.