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A new species of the genus Eocorophium (Amphipoda, Corophiidae) from Korea

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A new species of the corophiid gammaridean amphipods belonging to the rare genus Eocorophium Bousfield & Hoover, 1997 was collected from Korean waters. The new species is fully illustrated and compared with related species. This is the first record of the genus Eocorophium from Korea. A key to the species of Eocorophium is also provided.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Life Sciences, Dankook University, Cheonan, South Korea

1Corresponding author; e-mail:

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