Ocean Science Journal

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 91–100 | Cite as

The first records of two neustonic calanoid copepods, pontella securifer and p. sinica (calanoida, pontellidae) in the south sea, korea

  • Hyeon Gyeong Jeong
  • Hae-Lip Suh
  • Yang Ho Yoon
  • Im Ho Choi
  • Ho Young Soh


The neustonic calanoid copepodsPontella securifer Brady, 1883 andP. sinica Chen and Zhang, 1965 are first recorded in Korea. These species occur in high temperatures over 23 °C and in a range of salinity from 26.6 to 31.2 psu. We provide full descriptions of the two species and discuss their zoogeography.

Key words

taxonomy neustonic copepods Pontellidae Pontella zoogeography 


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© Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute(KORDI) and the Korean Society of Oceanography(KSO) 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyeon Gyeong Jeong
    • 1
  • Hae-Lip Suh
    • 1
  • Yang Ho Yoon
    • 2
  • Im Ho Choi
    • 3
  • Ho Young Soh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OceanographyChonnam National UniversityKorea
  2. 2.Division of Marine TechnologyChonnam National UniversityKorea
  3. 3.South Sea Fisheries Research InstituteNFRDIKorea

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