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A brief report of five newly recorded Korean modern benthic foraminiferal species
Lee, S.; Frontalini, F.; Lee, W. (2021). A brief report of five newly recorded Korean modern benthic foraminiferal species. Taxonomy 1(4): 438-447. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/taxonomy1040031
In: Taxonomy. MDPI: Switzerland. e-ISSN 2673-6500, more
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Keywords
    Foraminifera [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    foraminifera; protists; unrecorded species; East China Sea; Jeju Island

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  • Lee, S.
  • Frontalini, F.
  • Lee, W.

Abstract
    The present study describes five newly recorded modern benthic foraminiferal species from the subtidal zone near Jeju Island and East China Sea (Korea). The newly recorded species (Karrerulina conversa, Rotaliammina trumbulli, Vertebralina striata, Pegidia dubia and Amphistegina radiata) belong to five families (Prolixoplectidae, Trochamminidae, Fischerinidae, Pegidiidae and Amphisteginidae), three orders (Lituolida, Miliolida and Rotaliida) and two classes (Globothalamea and Tubothalamea). All these five genera (Karrerulina, Rotaliammina, Vertebralina, Pegidia and Amphistegina) were also reported for the first time from Korean waters. Most of the examined specimens were highly consistent morphologically with previous records from southern China and Japan. Additionally, Amphistegina is one of the symbiont-bearing larger benthic foraminifera, known to be mainly distributed in tropical to warm subtropical waters. This study contributes to the expansion of data on the recent foraminiferal species diversity in Korean waters.

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