Contributions to Zoology, 80 (2) – 2011

A molecularly based phylogeny reconstruction of mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) with taxonomic consequences and evolutionary implications for life history traits

Arjan Gittenberger1,2, Bastian T. Reijnen1, Bert W. Hoeksema1,3

1.  Department of Marine Zoology, Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, PO Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

2.  Institute for Environmental Sciences and Institute for Biology, Leiden University, PO Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands


Keywords: COI, evolutionary history, ITS 1 & 2, maximum coral size, polystomatism, reproduction strategy