First Record of Magelona parochilis (Annelida: Magelonidae) in South Korea
Ha-Eun Lee, Geon Hyeok Lee, Gi-Sik Min*
Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea
The magelonid polychaete Magelona parochilis Zhou and Mortimer, 2013 is newly reported from South Korea. The Korean specimens correspond well to the original description of M. parochilis in having prostomium without horn, mucronate chaetae on chaetiger 9, superior dorsal lobes on chaetigers 1-8, ventral neuropodial lobes on chaetiger 9, smooth edged thoracic notopodial lamellae, and unidirectional tridentate hooded hooks on abdominal chaetigers. Partial sequences of cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) and 16S ribosomal DNA (16S rDNA) of the species were determined from Korean specimens. The detailed description and illustrations are provided with partial sequences of COI and 16S rDNA as molecular markers for species identification.
Polychaeta, Magelonidae, morphology, molecular analysis, taxonomy