Contributions to Zoology, 79 (3) – 2010

Phylogeography, genetic diversity and structure of the poecilosclerid sponge Phorbas fictitius at oceanic islands

Joana R. Xavier1,2,3,4,5, Rob W.M. van Soest2, Johannes A.J. Breeuwer1, António M.F. Martins3, Steph B.J. Menken1

1.  Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2.  Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, section Zoological Museum of Amsterdam (ZMA), University of Amsterdam, Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3.  CIBIO - Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, CIBIO-Azores, Department of Biology, University of the Azores, Rua Mãe de Deus, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada, Portugal (current address J.R. Xavier)

4.  CEAB - Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CSIC), Camí d’accés a la Cala S. Francesc, 14, 17300 Blanes (Girona), Spain (current address J.R. Xavier)

5. joanarxavier@gmail.com

Keywords: Azores, genetic diversity, Iberia, Macaronesia, mitochondrial DNA, Porifera