Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Pseudodiaptomidae ( Family )
            Pseudodiaptomus ( Genus )
Pseudodiaptomus koreanus  Soh, Kwon, Lee & Yoon, 2012   (F,M)
Syn.: Mon P. koreanus Soh & al., 2012 (p.229, figs.F,M; genetic analysis)
Sakaguchi & Ueda, 2018 (p.173, figs.F,M; Rem: species complex, genomic DNA, plylogeny, Rem.: p.177, Table 2)).
Compl. Ref.:
Park E.-O. & al., 2013 (p.165, Fig.5, distribution vs stations)
NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pseudodiaptomus koreanus by geographical zones
Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, SE Korea (Seomjin River estuary)
N: 2
(1307) F: 1,30-1,45; (1174) M: 1,09-0,19; {F: 1,30-1,45; M: 1,09-1,19}
Probably an error from the minimum male size (non 0.19 but 1.09 ?)
Rem.: Estuaries.
After Soh & al. (2012, p.238) this species is very closely related to P. inopinus and P. nansei. It is a dominant species in salinity between 5 and 15, in estuarine waters of southeastern Korea in spring and autumn, while P. inopinus is restricted to western estuarine waters of Korea occurring at salinities < 30 with P. popesia. However, Chang (2009) showed that P. inopinus occurs widely in the inland waters of Korea.

After genetic analysis, Sakaguchi & Ueda (2018) show that P. koreaanus from Korea belonged to the same clade as the P. japonicus Kikuchi, 1928, and becomes a junior synonym.
Last update : 02/09/2019
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