Contributions to Zoology, 80 (3) – 2011

Molecular phylogeny and shell microstructure of Fungiacava eilatensis Goreau et al. 1968, boring into mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae), in relation to other mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae)

Masato Owada1,3, Bert W. Hoeksema2

1.  Department of Biological Sciences, Kanagawa University, 2946 Tsuchiya, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan

2.  Department of Marine Zoology, Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

3. pt125365@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

Keywords: 18s rRNA, Fungiacava, Leiosolenus, mushroom corals, rock-boring bivalves, shell microstructure