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kfas, vol. 55, no. 4, pp.478-483, August, 2022 DOI.

First Record of Echidna nebulosa (Anguilliformes, Muraenidae) from Korea

국립해양생물자원관 경영전시본부, 1부경대학교 수산생명과학부 자원생물학전공, 2국립수산과학원 제주수산연구소


    A single specimen (522.0 mm in total length) of the family Muraenidae, collected from the waters off south-western Jeju-do Island in November 2021, was identified as Echidna nebulosa on the basis of morphological and molecular methods (DNA barcoding). This species is characterized by several morphological traits as follows: 10 rounded molar, median intermaxillary, and vomerine teeth; 4 predorsal vertebrae, 50 preanal vertebrae and 123 total vertebrae; and a pale background color with two rows of 17-20 blackish brown starry blotches along the head and body. As this is the first record of E. nebulosa in Korea, we propose the new Korean names, “Dung-Geun-Ni-Gom-Chi-Sog” for the genus Echidna, and “Beol-Kkok-Gom-Chi” for E. nebulosa.

  • Keyword

    Echidna nebulosa, First record, Muraenidae, Korea