First records of three homolid crabs, Homolomannia sibogae Ihle, 1912, Latreillopsis bispinosa Henderson, 1888 and Moloha majora (Kubo, 1936) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Homolidae), from Korean waters

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Three homolid crabs, Homolomannia sibogae Ihle, 1912, Latreillopsis bispinosa Henderson, 1888, and Moloha majora (Kubo, 1936) from around the Jeju Islands, southern Korean waters, are briefly described here. Although these species occur widely in the West Pacific or Indo-West Pacific, they all represent the first record of their species and genus in Korean waters. The family Homolidae currently comprises four species in Korea. Brief descriptions and illustrations of selected parts are provided in this article.

First records of three homolid crabs, Homolomannia sibogae Ihle, 1912, Latreillopsis bispinosa Henderson, 1888 and Moloha majora (Kubo, 1936) (Decapoda, Brachyura, Homolidae), from Korean waters

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    Newly recorded homolid crabs from Korea. A, Homolomania sibogae Ihle, 1912, female (CL 18.0 mm, CW 15.0 mm); B, Latreillopsis bispinosa Henderson, 1888, male (CL 17.1 mm, CW 14.0 mm); C, D, Moloha majora Kubo, 1936, female (CL 42.1 mm, CW 34.9 mm). A-C, dorsal; D, ventral.

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    Homolomania sibogae Ihle, 1912. Female (CL 18.0 mm, CW 15.0 mm): A, carapace, dorsal view; B, right fifth pereopod, lateral view. Scales: A, B = 3 mm.

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    Latreillopsis bispinosa Henderson, 1888. Male (CL 17.1 mm, CW 14.0 mm): A, carapace, dorsal view; B, cephalothorax, ventral view; C, right fifth pereopod, lateral view. Scales: A, B = 3 mm, C = 1.5 mm.

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    Moloha majora Kubo, 1936. Female (CL 42.1 mm, CW 34.9 mm): A, carapace, dorsal view; B, left fifth pereopod, lateral view. Scales: A, B = 4 mm.

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