Contributions to Zoology, 76 (3) – 2007

A centuries old problem in nephtheid taxonomy approached using DNA data (Coelenterata: Alcyonacea)

L.P. van Ofwegen , D.S.J. Groenenberg

Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands, ofwegen@naturalis.nl

Keywords: soft corals, Octocorallia, Nephtheidae, Dendronephthya, Litophyton, Neospongodes, Nephthea, Stereo-nephthya, Taxonomy, internal transcribed spacer I and II, Indo-Pacific.