New records of two spider crabs (Decapoda, Brachyura, Majidae) from Korea

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  • 1 National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea, Seocheon 33662, South Korea
  • | 2 Marine Research Centre, National Park Research Institute, Yeosu 59723, South Korea
  • | 3 Fisheries Resources Research Center, National Institute of Fisheries Science, Tongyong 53064, South Korea
  • | 4 School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, South Korea
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Two species of the family Majidae, Sakaija japonica (Rathbun, 1932) and Schizophroida simodaensis Sakai, 1933, are herein newly reported from Korean waters. These are also the first records of Sakaija Ng & Richer de Forges, 2015 and Schizophroida Griffin & Tranter, 1986 in Korea. There are currently 14 majoid species from nine genera in Korea. Herein, diagnoses of Sakaija japonica and Schizophroida simodaensis are provided together with illustrations.

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