First Finding of the Mud Shrimp Upogebia yokoyai Makarov, 1938 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Upogebiidae) in Korean Waters

Jae-Sang Hong, Chae-Lin Lee
2014 Ocean and Polar Research  
The thalassinidean upogebiid Upogebia yokoyai Makarov, 1938 was first collected and described based on the specimens from the upper tidal flat of sandy shores of Jeju Island, Korea. Although this species was already reported in Japan and Russia, this is the first report of its occurrence in Korea. Upogebia yokoyai differs clearly from other upogebiid species previously recorded in Korean waters, U. major and U. issaeffi, by spinulation of the dactylus and propodus of pereiopod 1. In addition,
more » ... d 1. In addition, some morphological comparisons are provided for identification of the three Upogebia species in Korean waters.
doi:10.4217/opr.2014.36.3.235 fatcat:jkrs6xfzo5g4lhhdmihe5575du