First records of Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Sea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563194
Title:
First records of Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Sea
Authors:
Reimer, James Davis; Uyeno, Daisuke; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 )
Abstract:
Here we report on the first records of the families Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae and by extension for the suborder Macrocnemina (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Sea. Despite a long history of zoantharian research in the region, previous records only reported species of the suborder Brachycnemina, from the genera Zoanthus and Palythoa. Both Parazoanthus sp. and Microzoanthus sp. specimens were first found from the same small coral cave at a reef at Jaz'air Sila, Saudi Arabia, and subsequently observed at another location in the northern Red Sea. Numerous Antipathozoanthus sp. colonies were observed at Marker 9 north of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia in association with antipatharians inside small caves. The Parazoanthus sp. was in association with numerous encrusting sponge species on the roof of the cave, similar to previously reported undescribed species in the Pacific Ocean. Microzoanthus sp. was found on hard rubble on the cave floor. These records represent large range extensions (e.g. thousands of kilometres) for each genus, demonstrating the overall lack of research on the order Zoantharia, especially within the Red Sea. © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2014.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Reef Ecology Lab
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Journal:
Marine Biodiversity Records
Issue Date:
2014
DOI:
10.1017/S1755267214000025
Type:
Article
ISSN:
17552672
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Marine Science Program; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorReimer, James Davisen
dc.contributor.authorUyeno, Daisukeen
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:37:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:37:54Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.issn17552672en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1755267214000025en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563194en
dc.description.abstractHere we report on the first records of the families Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae and by extension for the suborder Macrocnemina (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Sea. Despite a long history of zoantharian research in the region, previous records only reported species of the suborder Brachycnemina, from the genera Zoanthus and Palythoa. Both Parazoanthus sp. and Microzoanthus sp. specimens were first found from the same small coral cave at a reef at Jaz'air Sila, Saudi Arabia, and subsequently observed at another location in the northern Red Sea. Numerous Antipathozoanthus sp. colonies were observed at Marker 9 north of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia in association with antipatharians inside small caves. The Parazoanthus sp. was in association with numerous encrusting sponge species on the roof of the cave, similar to previously reported undescribed species in the Pacific Ocean. Microzoanthus sp. was found on hard rubble on the cave floor. These records represent large range extensions (e.g. thousands of kilometres) for each genus, demonstrating the overall lack of research on the order Zoantharia, especially within the Red Sea. © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2014.en
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en
dc.subjectAntipathozoanthusen
dc.subjectMicrozoanthusen
dc.subjectParazoanthusen
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen
dc.subjectSpongeen
dc.subjectZoantharianen
dc.titleFirst records of Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Laben
dc.identifier.journalMarine Biodiversity Recordsen
dc.contributor.institutionMolecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Senbaru 1, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of the Ryukyus, Senbaru 1, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japanen
dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole 02543, United Statesen
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
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