HOME LOG IN REGISTER
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
About the Journal
Editorial Board
Author Guidelines
Ethics
SUBMISSION & REVIEW
Authors
Reviewers
Associate Editors
Editor
Editor-In-Chief
Editorial Office
ARTICLES
Current Issue
Articles In Press
Search for Archives
Archive (Full Text)
Subject Keyword Abstract Author
 

e-ased.org, vol. 33, no. 2, pp.131-135, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5635/ASED.2017.33.2.061

A Newly Recorded Sea Star of the Genus Luidia (Asteroidea: Paxillosida: Luidiidae) from the Korea Strait, Korea

Donghwan Kim, Minkyung Kim, Sook Shin*

Affiliation: Department of Life Science, Sahmyook University, Seoul 01795, Korea

Abstract: Asteroid specimens of the genus Luidia were collected at a depth of 95-100 m in the Korea Strait by bottom trawling in April 2016. The specimens were identified as Luidia avicularia Fisher, 1913 (Luidiidae: Paxillosida) based on morphological characteristics and molecular phylogenetic analyses, and the species is new to the Korean fauna. A 648-bp partial nucleotide sequence of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (mt-COI) gene was obtained from Korea, and then was compared to sequences of related species stored in GenBank using molecular phylogenetic analyses. No sequence differences were detected between the L. avicularia mt-COI gene sequences from Korea and China, and the species described in this report was clearly distinct from L. maculata, which was previously reported in Korean fauna. Three Luidia species have been reported in Korea.

Keyword: sea star, Luidia avicularia, Korea Strait, morphological characteristics, molecular phylogenetic analyses, mitochondrial COI sequence