Wonchoel Lee

Wonchoel Lee
Hanyang University · Department of Life Science

PhD

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Introduction
I am working on taxonomy of copepods, nematodes, foraminiferans, jellyfishes, and etc.

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Two new Uromunna species, Uromunna mundongensis sp. n. and Uromunna jejuensis sp. n., are described from the Korean Peninsula, representing the first record of the genus in Korean waters. Genetic analyses using two mitochondrial (COI, Cytb) and one ribosomal (18S rRNA) gene allowed us to confirm high pair-wise interspecific differences with the est...
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A new species, Robertgurneya jejuensis sp. nov., was described from sandy sediment samples collected at a depth of 25 m on Mun Island, Jeju, in June 2018. The new species is morphologically similar to Robertgurneya similis similis (Scott A., 1896) and Robertgurneya donghaensis Bang, 2021; this is the second record of the genus Robertgurneya in Sout...
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The aim of this paper is to study the species composition, structure and seasonal dynamics of the cladoceran fauna and species associations in inland water bodies of Jeju Island (Republic of Korea). Only 47 taxa were found in 199 samples. Such faunal paucity could be explained by the existence of only a few types of aquatic environments on Jeju Isl...
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Recently particular attention of cladocerologists has focussed on a subtropical-southern temperate zone of the Far East of Eurasia comprising a center of water flea (Crustacea: Cladocera) endemism. Two endemic taxa were described previously from Jeju Island (Republic of Korea), but still the cladocerans of this island are poorly known. The aim of t...
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Taxonomical research on siphonophores is lacking despite their high biodiversity. We collected siphonophores in Jeju and the southern coasts of Korea and conducted morphological redescriptions using multi-focus stacked digital images. As a result, we revealed eight unrecorded siphonophores (Abyla haeckeli, Ceratocymba leuckartii, Bassia bassensis,...
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The amount of CO2 dissolved in the ocean has been increasing continuously, and the results using climate change models show that the CO2 concentration of the ocean will increase by over 1000 ppm by 2100. Ocean acidification is expected to have a considerable impact on marine ecosystems. To find out about the impacts of ocean acidification on meiofa...
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A new free-living marine nematode Onyx disparamphis sp. n. (Nematoda, Desmodorida) is described from sandy littoral of Jeju Island, South Korea. The new species differs from all other Onyx species by the unusual amphideal fovea morphology in males (elongated loop). O. disparamphis relates to O. balochinensis , and O. brevispiculatum by having simpl...
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As a part of ongoing efforts for monitoring benthic ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico, Harpacticoid copepods were collected from the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Among them we report three new species of Zosime, and a new species of Peresime for the study area. Zosime is the most specious-rich genus in the family. Three species of Zosime were morphol...
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The present study describes five newly recorded modern benthic foraminiferal species from the subtidal zone near Jeju Island and East China Sea (Korea). The newly recorded species (Karrerulina conversa, Rotaliammina trumbulli, Vertebralina striata, Pegidia dubia and Amphistegina radiata) belong to five families (Prolixoplectidae, Trochamminidae, Fi...
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Two new species in the genus Nannopus Brady, 1880 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from intertidal mudflats of the Yellow Sea along the Korean peninsula, Nannopus cylindricus sp. nov. and N. robustus sp. nov., are described. Nannopus cylindricus belongs to the group of Nannopus species with seven elements on P4 exp-3. Within this group, it is closest to a...
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One major difficulty in identifying the gelatinous bodied bullet-shaped Siphonophore, Diphyids, is that their shape is deformed following ethanol fixation. Ethanol often is preferred over other fixatives, since samples fixed in ethanol can be used for molecular studies that can supplement morphological findings. To overcome this problem, we obtaine...
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As a part of the study of marine nematofauna of a sandy intertidal zone of Jeju Island (South Korea), a number of species have been proven as new for science. Here a new species representing a new genus of the family Microlaimidae (Chromadorea), Jejulaimus sinyangensis gen. n., sp. n. is described. The new monotypic genus is characterized by head s...
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MALDI Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) provides a fast and reliable alternative method for species-level identification of pathogens and various metazoans. Compared to the commonly used mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (mtCOI) barcoding, advantages of MALDI-TOF MS are rapid species identifications and low costs. In this s...
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Cryptic species are a biological phenomenon only recently recognized due to progress in molecular studies. They pose a significant challenge to conventional taxonomic work since these species manifest low morphological differences, but considerable genetic disparity. New taxonomic methods are in development but have yet to be tested for many animal...
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Two new planktonic ostracods of the genus Proceroecia Kock, 1992, P. hwanghaensis sp. nov. and P. joseondonghaensis sp. nov., collected from neritic waters off the south coast of South Korea are described. Morphologically, they are similar to P. microprocera (Angel, 1971), the type species of the genus, but show several clear morphological differen...
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During a survey of the siphonophore community in the Kuroshio Extension, Northwest Pacific Ocean, a new Halistemma Huxley, 1859 was described using integrated molecular and morphological approaches. The Halistemma isabu sp. nov. nectophore is most closely related morphologically to H. striata Totton, 1965 and H. maculatum Pugh and Baxter, 2014. The...
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Enhydrosoma texana sp. nov. is described from the northern Gulf of Mexico. The new species is closely related to E. parapropinquum Gómez, 2003 from northwestern Mexico. Both species share several characters including an elongated cylindrical caudal ramus, an abexopodal seta of antennae, the structure of mouthpart appendages, seta formula of thoraci...
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We collected an undescribed laophontid copepod from a coarse sand habitat on the east coast of Korea and named it Quinquelaophonte enormis sp. nov . We compared the detailed morphological characteristics of the new species with those of congeneric species. Among them, the new species shows a superficial resemblance to the Californian species Quinqu...
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The aim of this study is to report monotypic species, Nonparahalosydna pleiolepis (Marenzeller, 1879) for the first time from Korean waters with its DNA barcoding data. We collected individuals of the species from the subtidal zone of southern coast of Korea through scuba diving. To estimate DNA barcoding gap, the pairwise genetic distances were ca...
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During a survey of intertidal zones at beaches on Jeju Island, two species belonging to the family Thoracostomopsidae were discovered. One new species, Enoploides koreanus sp. nov. and one known species, Epacanthion hirsutum Shi & Xu, 2016 are reported. Along with morphological analysis, mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase c subunit 1 (mtCOI) sequence...
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A new species of Sarsamphiascus Huys, 2009 was collected from sandy sediments of Hawaii at 12 –18 m depth. While the new species, Sarsamphiascus hawaiiensis sp. nov., is morphologically most closely related to S. kawamurai (Ueda & Nagai, 2005), the two species can be distinguished by the combination of the following morphological characteristics: e...
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Ecological quality (EcoQ) status of the Southwest and West coasts of South Korea was evaluated within the “National Investigation of Marine Ecosystems in Korea” in the 2015. In particular, the study dealt to assess the ecological quality of the sediments using free-living nematode communities. A total of 149 species were found in the study area, an...
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In the context of exploration of meiofauna in a sandy intertidal zone of Jeju Island (South Korea), over 70 nematode species are identified, some which have been proven to be new for science. Two new free-living marine nematode species of the family Selachinematidae (Chromadorida, Selachinematidae, Choniolaiminae) are described from the intertidal...
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Male monstrilloid copepods, described herein as Monstrillopsis paradoxa sp. nov., were collected from the Chuja Islands, Jeju, Korea, using a light trap. They display many of the common features of Monstrillopsis, including large, prominent eyes, an anteriorly positioned oral papilla, and four setae on each caudal ramus. Type-2 modification of the...
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A new harpacticoid copepod is described from the waters off Jeju Island, Korea. This species displays a unique set of characteristics including a rostrum that is clearly demarcated from the cephalosome, a setular (spinular) row on the rostrum, a well-developed frill along the posterior margins of each body segment except for the cephalosome, long a...
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Three species of the similis-subgroup of the genus TriconiaBöttger-Schnack, 1999 in the family Oncaeidae Giesbrecht, 1893 [“1892”] are described based on specimens collected by using a fine mesh net in the northeastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. One species is newly recorded in the equatorial Pacific, and the other two species are new to science. Tr...
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A new species in the genus Acartia , Acartia nadiensissp. nov. , is described from Fijian coastal waters. This species belongs to the subgenus Odontacartia based on the following morphological features: presence of a rostral filaments, a pointed process on the last prosomite, a serrated terminal spine on female P5, and the absence of a protrusion o...
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A new species of the genus Mesacanthion Filipjev, 1927 was discovered during a survey of natural beaches of Jeju Island in South Korea. The new species Mesacanthion jejuensissp. nov. shares general morphology of the genus such as the outer labial and cephalic setae being situated at the middle of cephalic capsule, well-developed mandibles with two...
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Living cytheroid ostracod fauna from South Korea is very poorly known, and so far only 12 species have been reported in the taxonomic literature with detail description. We describe one new species, Xestoleberis hujeongensis n. sp., and report three other cytheroid ostracods: X. setouchiensisOkubo, 1979; X. sagamiensis Okubo, 1976; and Hemicytherur...
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Hadal depths are one of the least explored ecosystems on the planet, with little data on biodiversity and even less on phylogegraphy of its inhabitants, especially of meiofaunal groups. Ostracods are an important component of meiofaunal communities, but with less than a dozen species described from the world’s ocean trenches. Therefore, six species...
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p> We describe a new agglutinated monothalamous foraminiferal species, Capsammina crassa sp. nov., based on integrated observations of the test morphology and the chemical characteristics of materials composing the test. The new species was found at a depth of <60 m on the East coast of Korea. The test morphology is typical of the genus Capsammina...
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A new interstitial species, Caecianiropsisgoseongensissp. n. is described from littoral off the east coast of Korea (Sea of Japan). The species can be distinguished from its congeners by the number of antennular articles, shape of the male appendix masculina, setation of pereopods, and length ratio of the uropodal rami. To aid species identificatio...
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A new species of the genus Thalassironus de Man, 1889 was discovered during several surveys of the offshore marine ecosystem in Korea. This new species belonging to the family Ironidae, Thalassironus koreanus sp. nov., shares general morphological traits of the genus such as an optically smooth cuticle, buccal cavity consisting of two parts with th...
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Male monstrilloid copepods belonging to the genus Caromiobenella Jeon, Lee & Soh, 2018 were collected from Chuja Island, Jeju, Korea, using a light trap. This paper describes a new species, Caromiobenella ohtsukai sp. n., based on the display of reduced, knob-like fifth legs on the ventral side of the first urosomal somite. A unique combination of...
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Nannopus (Harpacticoida, Nannopodidae) species are abundant and widely distributed throughout the world across a variety of habitats. Nannopus is well known for high frequencies of misidentifications and thus may comprise several cryptic complexes and morphologically distinct species. Cryptic taxa are common in meiofauna communities. In this study,...
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The ectosymbiotic copepods, Vostoklaophonte eupenta gen. & sp. nov. associated with the sea cucumber Eupentacta fraudatrix, was found in the subtidal zone of Peter the Great Bay, East/Japan Sea. The new genus, Vostoklaophonte, is similar to Microchelonia in the flattened body form, reduced mandible, maxillule and maxilla, but with well-developed pr...
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Two forms of the monstrilloid copepod, one represented by males, the other by females, were dominant among the monstrilloids collected while sampling zooplankton with a light trap in southern coastal waters of Korea. Morphological examination revealed that the males are conspecific with the previously reported and rather specialized Korean species...
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Fig S1. Position of new primer XcoiF and expected sequence length using “XcoiF + HCO2198” primer set. A total of 24 mtCOI genes covering five genera, and eight species of monstrilloids sharing a conserved region at the base position (bp) of 114th to 138th within the sequences determined using LCO1490 and HCO2198.
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Fig S2. Agarose gel image showing results of mtCOI gene amplifications. “XcoiF + HCO2198” primer set results in about 520 bp products as expected (on the left), whereas “LCO1490 + HCO2198” primer set failed proper amplifications (on the right). Four of each female and male specimen used. Specimen numbers given in combination of sex indication (F: f...
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Table S2. Sequence of new primer and alignment of conserved region of mtCOI gene sequences from eight species of monstrilloids.
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Table S1. Comparison of antennular setal elements of Korean monstrilloids.
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Coxicerberus fukudai (Ito, 1974) (Isopoda) is redescribed from Korean and Japanese localities. Molecular analysis based on two mitochondrial markers (mtCOI and Cytb) of the studied populations shows two diverged lineages, reflected in high (10.5% and 9.5%) pairwise differences and high haplotype diversity. One of the clades is shared by Korean and...
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Caromiobenella gen. nov., represented by males of two new species of monstrilloid copepods (Copepoda: Monstrillidae), Caromiobenella castorea sp. nov. (type species) and C. polluxea sp. nov., is established based on morphological, molecular, and ecological evidence. The genus is characterized by the following new combination of morphological charac...
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The lack of university funding is one of the major impediments to taxonomy, partly because traditional taxonomic training takes longer than a PhD course. Understanding ranges of phenotypic variability for different morphological structures, and their use as characters for delimitation and description of taxa, is a tedious task. We argue that the ad...
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Two new species of the genus Emertonia were found from the west coast of Korea. The first new species, E. koreana sp. n., is closely related to E. acutifurcata. However, the new species is clearly distinguished by the presence of two modified pinnate setae on the P5 baseoendopodal lobe. All body somites of the new species except for the last two ur...
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Five Nannopus Brady, 1880 species that are new to science are described from the intertidal mudflats of the Korean West Coast, Yellow Sea (South Korea). Nannopus minutus sp. nov. and N. dimorphicus sp. nov. belong to a group of species defined by seven elements on P4 exp-3, and these two species are unique by the pinnate caudal seta III. These spec...
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We describe two species from the genus Triconia Böttger-Schnack, 1999 in the family Oncaeidae from the northeastern equatorial Pacific, both belonging to the conifera-subgroup. Both sexes of T. derivata (Heron & Bradford-Grieve, 1995) are redescribed, including morphological features not noted in earlier descriptions, such as the posterior face of...
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A new species of Microcharon Karaman, 1934 (Asellota: Lepidocharontidae) is described from Miho-Uchihama beach, Shizuoka, Japan. Microcharon tanakai sp. n. differs from its congeners by having nine simple, five penicillate setae on antennal article 6; one simple distal seta on article 1 of the mandibular palp and having the apical lobe of male pleo...
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The rapid increase in carbon dioxide levels in seawater is causing ocean acidification and is expected to have significant effects on marine life. To explore the ability of the harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus japonicus to adapt to an increased concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide (CO2) in seawater, we compared the survival rates of adult and na...
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Two new species of Leptopsyllus are described from the subtidal zone of Korea. Both species were assigned to the subgenus Leptopsyllus (Leptopsyllus) T. Scott, 1894, based on following three characters: two-seg-mented rami of P1, absence of endopod on P2 and P3, and presence of one-segmented endopod of P4. L. (L.) pundius sp. n. is most closely rel...
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Two new species of Mesocletodes were identified and described from the samples collected for an ecological study of benthic meiofauna in the bathyal zone of San Diego Trough (Southern California Continental Borderland, Pacific margin). Mesocletodes tetrasetosus appears to be closely related to M. langi and M. ameliae by sharing five setae in the en...
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Extensive survey of invertebrates in Korea, led by the National Institute of Biological Resources in Incheon, continues to uncover many new and endemic species, but also elements of neighbouring faunas that were previously unknown here. Hemicyclops tanakai Itoh and Nishida, 2002 was originally described from estuarine mud-flats in Tokyo Bay, Japan....
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One new and one known species of the family Comesomatidae Filiepjev, 1918 were collected from marine sediments in the East Sea, Korea. Cervonema donghaensis sp. nov. is related to C. proximamphidum Tchesunov, 2000 and C. chilensis Chen & Vincx, 2000 but differs from them by the presence of the gubernaculum and by having outer labial setae and ce-ph...