Contributions to Zoology, 80 (4) – 2011

Phylogeny of the coral genus Plesiastrea (Cnidaria, Scleractinia)

Francesca Benzoni1,2,4, Roberto Arrigoni2, Fabrizio Stefani2, Michel Pichon3

1.  Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR227 Coreus2, 101 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP A5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia

2.  Dept. of Biotechnology and Biosciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126 Milan, Italy

3.  Museum of tropical Queensland, Townsville 4810, Australia

4. francesca.benzoni@unimib.it

Keywords: COI, Plesiastrea versipora, Plesiastrea devantieri, rDNA, robust clade.