Contributions to Zoology, 85 (4) – 2016

When forms meet genes: revision of the scleractinian genera Micromussa and Homophyllia (Lobophylliidae) with a description of two new species and one new genus

Roberto Arrigoni1, Francesca Benzoni2, Danwei Huang3, Hironobu Fukami4, Chaolun Allen Chen5, Michael L Berumen6, Mia Hoogenboom7, Damian P Thomson8, Bert W Hoeksema9, Ann F Budd10, Yuna Zayasu11, Tullia I Terraneo12, Yuko F Kitano13, Andrew H Baird14

1.  Red Sea Research Center, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia. Department of Biotechnologies and Biosciences, University of Milano – Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126, Milan, Italy

2.  Department of Biotechnologies and Biosciences, University of Milano – Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126, Milan, Italy. UMR ENTROPIE (IRD, Université de La Réunion, CNRS), Laboratoire d’excellence-CORAIL, centre IRD de Nouméa, New Caledonia, 101 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP A5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. E-mail: francesca.benzoni@unimib.it

3.  Department of Biological Sciences and Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117543, Singapore. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA

4.  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, 1-1 Gakuenkibanadai-Nishi, Miyazaki, 889-2192, Japan

5.  Biodiversity Research Centre, Academia Sinica, Nangang, Taipei 115, Taiwan. Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan

6.  Red Sea Research Center, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

7.  College of Marine and Environmental Science and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

8.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia

9.  Naturalis Biodiversity Center, PO Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

10.  Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 52242, USA

11.  Marine Genomics Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 1919-1 Tancha, Onnason, Okinawa, 904-0495, Japan

12.  Red Sea Research Center, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia

13.  Organization for Promotion of Tenure Track, University of Miyazaki, 1-1 Gakuenkibanadai-Nishi, Miyazaki, 889-2192, Japan

14.  ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

Keywords: coral,evolution,phylogeny,systematics,taxonomy