Contributions to Zoology, 81 (1) – 2012

The phylogenetic position of the solitary zoanthid genus Sphenopus (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia)

James D. Reimer1,2,7, Meifang Lin3, Takuma Fujii4, David J.W. Lane5, Bert W. Hoeksema6

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.  Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Nangkang, Taipei 115, Taiwan

4.  Molecular Invertebrate Systematics and Ecology Laboratory, Graduate School of Engineering and Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, Senbaru 1, Nishihara, Okinawa 903-0213, Japan

5.  Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link BE1410, Brunei Darussalam

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

7. jreimer@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp