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dc.contributor.authorArrigoni, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Danwei
dc.contributor.authorTerraneo, Tullia Isotta
dc.contributor.authorBenzoni, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T07:50:52Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T07:50:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-26
dc.date.submitted20216-04-14
dc.identifier.citationArrigoni, R., Berumen, M. L., Huang, D., Terraneo, T. I., & Benzoni, F. (2017). Cyphastrea (Cnidaria : Scleractinia : Merulinidae) in the Red Sea: phylogeny and a new reef coral species. Invertebrate Systematics, 31(2), 141. doi:10.1071/is16035
dc.identifier.issn1447-2600
dc.identifier.issn1445-5226
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/IS16035
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/670055
dc.description.abstractThe scleractinian coral Cyphastrea is a common and widespread genus throughout the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific. Little is known about the phylogenetic relationships within this taxon and species identification is based mainly on traditional skeletal characters, such as the number of septa, septa cycles, growth form and corallite dimensions. Here we present the first focussed reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships among Cyphastrea species, analysing 57 colonies from the Red Sea, where five morphospecies live in sympatry. Analyses based on three loci (nuclear histone H3, 28S rDNA and a mitochondrial intergenic region) reveal the existence of three well-supported molecular lineages. None of the five previously defined morphospecies are monophyletic and they cluster into two clades, suggesting the need of a systematic revision in Cyphastrea. The third lineage is described as C. magna Benzoni & Arrigoni, sp. nov., a new reef coral species collected from the northern and central Red Sea. Cyphastrea magna Benzoni & Arrigoni, sp. nov. is characterised by the largest corallite diameter among known Cyphastrea species, a wide trabecular columella >1/4 of calice width, and 12 equal primary septa. This study suggests that morphology-based taxonomy in Cyphastrea may not identify monophyletic units and strengthens the application of genetics in coral systematics.
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishing
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.publish.csiro.au/?paper=IS16035
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to INVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS
dc.titleCyphastrea (Cnidaria : Scleractinia : Merulinidae) in the Red Sea: phylogeny and a new reef coral species
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.identifier.journalINVERTEBRATE SYSTEMATICS
dc.identifier.wosutWOS:000400166000002
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biological Sciences and Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117543, Singapore
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de Recherche Pour le Doveloppement, UMR227 CoReUs2, 101 Promenade Roger Laroque, Noumea, 98848, New Caledonia
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biotechnologies and Biosciences, University of Milano Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, Milan, 20126, Italy
dc.identifier.volume31
dc.identifier.issue2
dc.identifier.pages141-+
kaust.personArrigoni, Roberto
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.personTerraneo, Tullia Isotta
dc.date.accepted2016-09-13
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85018166301


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