Contributions to Zoology, 81 (4) – 2012

Evolutionary trends in onshore-offshore distribution patterns of mushroom coral species (Scleractinia: Fungiidae)

Bert W. Hoeksema1,2

1.  Department of Marine Zoology, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

2. bert.hoeksema@naturalis.nl

Keywords: competitive exclusion,ecophylogenetics,environmental gradients,habitat partitioning,niche differentiation,phylogenetic ecology.