Ocean Science Journal

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 227–230 | Cite as

First record of the percophidid fish Osopsaron formosensis (Percophidae: Hemerocoetinae) off Jeju Island, Korea

  • Jina Oh
  • Sung Kim


A specimen of Osopsaron formosensis was collected at the southeastern part of Jeju Island in June 2008. This specimen is to be distinguished from congeneric species using the key characters such as the eye with dorsal iris flap, cheek with scales, elongated dorsal spine, the length and the numbers of the first dorsal spines, and black pigmentation of the dorsal fin membrane. This report was the first record of O. formosensis from Korea. We named it ‘No-ran-tti-nun-tung-ii’ in Korean.

Key words

first record Osopsaron formosensis Percophidae Jeju Island 


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© Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) and the Korean Society of Oceanography (KSO) and Springer Netherlands 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Living Resources Research DepartmentKORDISeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Marine BiologyUniversity of Science & TechnologyDaejeonKorea

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