Report of Akabosia matsudoensis Kinoshita (Collembola; Paronellidae) from Korea, with notes on the Korean aquatic springtail fauna

Authors

  • Sangkyu Kang,

    1. Department of Biology Education, Institute of Fusion Science, Institute of Science Education, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
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  • Kyung-Hwa Park

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    • Department of Biology Education, Institute of Fusion Science, Institute of Science Education, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea
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Correspondence

Kyung-Hwa Park, Department of Biology Education, Institute of Fusion Science, and Institute of Science Education, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Korea. Email: pkhsyst@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

A hygrophilous collembolan species, Akabosia matsudoensis is redescribed and illustrated with a list and key to other aquatic fauna belonging to Entomobryoidea from Korea. Specimens inhabiting the damp area near a creek were collected with hand net and aspirator. This species is characterized by the absence of scale, having 2 + 2 macrosetae on the vertex of the head, 2 feathered prelabial setae, dens crenulated and the base of mucro with bladder like appendage. Genus Akabosia reported only one species, A. matsudoensis, that was originally recorded in Japan; Korea is the second recorded country and it is the only Paronellidae from Korea.

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