Folioquinpes pseudomangalis , Huys, Rony & Lee, Jimin, 2018

Huys, Rony & Lee, Jimin, 2018, Philippiphonteaspidosoma gen. et sp. n., a radically divergent member of the Laophontidae from shell gravel in the East Sea, South Korea, including a review of Folioquinpes Fiers & Rutledge, 1, ZooKeys 775, pp. 15-46: 15

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Folioquinpes pseudomangalis

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Folioquinpes pseudomangalis  sp. n.

Folioquinpes mangalis  Fiers & Rutledge, 1990 sensu Kim (2013)

Original description.

Kim (2013 - as Folioquinpes mangalis  ): 38-43; figs 13-16.

Type locality.

Korea, Jeju Island, Aewol; washings of invertebrates and intertidal stones.

Type material.

In accordance with ICZN (1999) Arts 16.4 and 72.5.6 the female specimen illustrated by Kim (2013) in his fig. 13A is here fixed as the holotype of F. pseudomangalis  sp. n.

Body length.

600 μm (♀), 400 μm (♂) [to be confirmed - see below].


Kim (2013) copied Fiers and Rutledge’s (1990) text description virtually verbatim (with the exception of the mouthparts which were not described in the original account). This explains the discrepancies between Kim’s (2013) text and some of his illustrations and also casts doubt on the accuracy of the body length given for both sexes of the Korean specimens which is allegedly identical to that of F. mangalis  .

Kim’s (2013) specimens are most similar to F. mangalis  but differ from Fiers and Rutledge’s description in a number of characteristics, justifying their assignment to a distinct species: (a) cephalothorax not bilaterally incised, (b) caudal rami relatively shorter, (c) second antennulary segment ♀ without blunt process, (d) both exopod and endopod of P4 markedly less elongate, (e) ♀ P5 endopodal lobe with three setae and markedly shorter while exopod relatively more slender, and (f) ♀ P5 rami without dense spinular ornamentation on anterior surface.