Journal of Environmental Biology
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Abstract - Issue Jul 2008, 29 (4) Back
First record of three
species of octopodidae and gonatidae, cephalopods
Yeonghye Kim*1, Dong Woo Lee1, Byung Kyu Hong2 and Young Yull Chun2
1National Fisheries Research
and Development Institute, Busan 619-902, Republic of Korea
(Received: February 16, 2007; Revised received: April 09, 2008; Accepted: April 18, 2008)
Abstract: Three species of the unrecorded octopus and squids, Octopus megalops, Berryteuthis magister and Gonatopsis makko were collected for the first time from the East/Japan Sea in June, 2005. New Korean names proposed for these three species are ?Big-eye octopus, Mako gonate squid, Schoolmater gonate squid? for the O. megalops, B. magister and G. makko, respectively. We report detailed taxonomic descriptions of these species.
Key words: Octopus megalops, Berryteuthis magister, Gonatopsis makko, First record, East /Japan Sea
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