Dózsa-Farkas, K., Felföldi, T., Hong, Y. 2015. New enchytraeid species (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) from Korea. Zootaxa, 4006, 171-197.
We give descriptions of five new enchytraeid species (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) from Korea: Henlea magnaampullacea
sp. n., Fridericia sphaerica sp. n., F. cusanicaformis sp. n., F. granulocyta sp. n. and Mesenchytraeus calyx sp. n.,
with morphological and molecular (mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I, nuclear histone 3 genes and nuclear
ribosomal ITS region sequences) data. In total, 19 enchytraeid species belonging to seven genera have been found in the
studied woodland and agronomical soil samples. Apart from the five new species, three further species are new for the
Korean enchytraeid fauna, Enchytraeus christenseni, E. dichaetus, and Achaeta cf. brevivasa. Molecular taxonomical
analyses show that the Korean species resembling H. ventriculosa is not identical with the European species, furthermore
sequence analysis of individuals morphologically identified as F. seoraksani indicate the possibility of species-complexity
and the presence of cryptic species.
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