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Re-description of sea spider Cilunculus armatus (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae) from Korea
Lee, D.; Park, J.; Kim, W. (2020). Re-description of sea spider Cilunculus armatus (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae) from Korea. Anim. Syst. Evol. Divers. 36(4): 330-335
In: Animal Systematics, Evolution and Diversity. Korean Society of Systematic Zoology: Seoul. ISSN 2234-6953, more
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Keywords
    Cilunculus armatus (Böhm, 1879) [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    Cilunculus armatus, Chelifore, Korean Strait, sea spider, Korean waters

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  • Lee, D.
  • Park, J.
  • Kim, W.

Abstract
    The sea spider genus Cilunculus Loman, 1908 comprises 33 species having short chelifores, separate lateral processes, and a hood structure on the cephalic segment. A pycnogonid species, Cilunculus armatus (Böhm, 1879), was collected from Baekdo Island and Chujado Island, Korea. This species is characterized by having a hood structure on the cephalic segment, separate lateral processes, a low ocular tubercle without eyes, and 3-segmented chelifores. In the examined material, chela shape, arrangement of compound spines on strigilis, and number of heel spines at propodus were different from the previous literatures. Here, we examined C. armatus collected in Korean waters and provided illustrations and pictures in detail.

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