Two new species of the genus Leipsuropus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Podoceridae) from Japanese and Korean waters

@article{Ariyama2012TwoNS,
  title={Two new species of the genus Leipsuropus (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Podoceridae) from Japanese and Korean waters},
  author={Hiroyuki Ariyama},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2012},
  volume={3485},
  pages={41-55}
}
  • H. Ariyama
  • Published 17 September 2012
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
Two new species of the amphipod genus Leipsuropus Stebbing, 1899 are described. Leipsuropus astericolus sp. nov. was collected from the surface of a starfish in Japanese waters and L. hongi sp. nov. from the bottom in Korean waters.Both species have distinct projections on dorsal and lateral surfaces of head, pereonites 1–7 and pleonites 1, 2, and theprojections were acute in L. astericolus and blunt in L. hongi. These new species are quite different from L. parasiticus (Haswell, 1879) in…