Thanks to Nathan S. White for exceptional collection assistance and to Yuka Irei for assistance with DNA extraction and amplification. Members of the University of the Ryukyus MISE Lab provided support in many forms. The Rising Star Program at the University of the Ryukyus provided laboratory space and logistical support. Reviews from Anne-Nina Loerz and two anonymous reviewers significantly improved the manuscript. Funding was provided by a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship awarded to the first author (#P10711). The second author was supported in part by the International Research Hub Project for Climate Change and Coral Reef/Island Dynamics at the University of the Ryukyus.
Received: 19 March 2012
Revised and accepted: 12 June 2012
Published online: 4 July 2012
Editor: R. Vonk