First Record of Echiniscus hoonsooi (Tardigrada : Echiniscidae) from Japan

Wataru Abe, Masamichi Ito, Masatsune Takeda
2000 Species Diversity  
JapaneseSociety ofSystematic Zoology Species Diversity, 2000, 5, 103-110 First Record of Echiniscus hoonsooi (Tardigrada: Echiniscidae) firom Japan Wataru Abei, Masamichi Ito2 and Masatsune Takeda3 iDepartment ofBioJ(rgicat Sciences, Graduate School of Science. The U}iiversi(y of 7k)hJ,o (Corresponding address as for MT) 2Kiso E)cperiment Station, Fbrestry and kbrest Products Research Institute 5473 Kisofitkushima, Kiso-gun, Nt]gano, 397-OOOI .Jtipan gDepartment ofZoology, IVtitional Science
more » ... titional Science A,fttseum, 3-23-1 llyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Toltyo, 169-O073 Ji]pan An echiniscid tardigrade, Echiniscus hoonsoei Moon and Kim, previously known only from South Korea, is reported from eentral Japan. A redescription, illustrations, and light and scanning electron photomicrographs are provided, Special attention is given to the intraspecific variability in the body cirri, and discriminating points from some similar speeies are also discussed.
doi:10.12782/specdiv.5.103 fatcat:63xmczuolvhxxbqh4lhdn4cpcu