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dc.contributor.authorReimer, James Davis
dc.contributor.authorKawamura, Iori
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T09:08:24Z
dc.date.available2017-01-02T09:08:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-30
dc.identifier.citationReimer JD, Kawamura I, Berumen ML (2015) First record of Nanozoanthidae from the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 8. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1755267214001481.
dc.identifier.issn1755-2672
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/s1755267214001481
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622292
dc.description.abstractHere we report on the first finding of Nanozoanthidae (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) in the Red Sea and the first record west of Western Australia. A single specimen of Nanozoanthus sp. was found at a depth of 13 m off Dumsuq Island, the Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia (16°33.846′N 42°03.510′E) during SCUBA surveys. Previous research had hypothesized that the genus could potentially be widespread in the Indo-Pacific and was simply undetected due to its small and cryptic nature, and the current specimen provides support for this idea. Such findings demonstrate the importance of biodiversity surveys by taxonomic specialists in understudied marine regions.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by award no. 1389-CRG1 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to M.L. Berumen.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.subjectFarasan Islands
dc.subjectNanozoanthus
dc.subjectSaudi Arabia
dc.subjectZoantharia
dc.subjectzooxanthellae
dc.titleFirst record of Nanozoanthidae from the Red Sea
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalMarine Biodiversity Records
dc.contributor.institutionMolecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, University of the Ryukyus, Senbaru 1, Nishihara, Okinawa, 903-0213, Japan
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.grant.number1389-CRG1
dc.date.published-online2015-01-30
dc.date.published-print2015


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