Contributions to Zoology, 79 (4) – 2010

Zoanthids of the Cape Verde Islands and their symbionts: previously unexamined diversity in the Northeastern Atlantic

James D. Reimer1,2,4, Mamiko Hirose1, Peter Wirtz3

1.  Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology Laboratory, Rising Star Program, Transdisciplinary Research Organization for Subtropical Island Studies (TRO-SIS), University of the Ryukyus, Senbaru 1, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

2.  Marine Biodiversity Research Program, Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), 2-15 Natsushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0061, Japan

3.  Centro de Ciências do Mar, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, PT 8005-139 Faro, Portugal

4. jreimer@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

Keywords: Cape Verde Islands, Cnidaria, Symbiodinium, undescribed species, zoanthid