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First Record of the Genus Paragrandidierella (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Aoridae) from Korea

Author(s): Tae Won Jung | Seong Myeong Yoon

Journal: Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity
ISSN 2234-6953

Volume: 29;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 259;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Paragrandidierella minima | Aoridae | Amphipoda | Korea

A newly recorded aorid species, Paragrandidierella minima Ariyama, 2002, from Korean waters is reported with a description and illustrations, and its generic features are considered. This species is characterized by the carpochelate gnathopod 1 in matured male, the posterodistal protrusion on peduncle 5 of antenna 2, the absence of the apical spine on inner plate of maxilliped, the minute apical projection on inner lobe of lower lip, the acute posteroproximal extension on the basis of each pereopod 5 and 6, the shape of uropods and telson, and the large inter-ramal process of uropod 1. This is the first report of the genus Paragrandidierella from Korea.
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