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Atlantia, a new genus of Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia) from the eastern Atlantic

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Capel, Katia C. C. [1, 2] ; Lopez, Cataixa [3, 4] ; Molto-Martin, Irene [3, 4] ; Zilberberg, Carla [1, 5] ; Creed, Joel C. [6, 1] ; Knapp, Ingrid S. S. [7] ; Hernandez, Mariano [3, 4] ; Forsman, Zac H. [7] ; Toonen, Robert J. [7] ; Kitahara, V, Marcelo
Total Authors: 10
[1] Technol Dev & Innovat Network, Coral Sol Res, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] V, Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, Sao Sebastiao, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ La Laguna, Fac Ciencias, Dept Biol Anim Edafol & Geol, San Cristobal De La Lagu, Canary Islands - Spain
[4] Univ La Laguna, Dept Bioquim Microbiol Biol Celular & Genet, Fac Ciencias, Inst Univ Enfermedades Trop & Salud Publ Canarias, San Cristobal De La Lagu, Canary Islands - Spain
[5] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Inst Biodiversidade & Sustentabilidade, Macae, RJ - Brazil
[6] Univ Estado Rio De Janeiro, Dept Ecol, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[7] Univ Hawaii Manoa, Sch Ocean & Earth Sci & Technol, Hawaii Inst Marine Biol, Kaneohe, HI - USA
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: PeerJ; v. 8, MAR 16 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Atlantia is described as a new genus pertaining to the family Dendrophylliidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) based on specimens from Cape Verde, eastern Atlantic. This taxon was first recognized as Enallopsammia micranthus and later described as a new species, Tubastraea caboverdiana, which then changed the status of the genus Tubastraea as native to the Atlantic Ocean. Here, based on morphological and molecular analyses, we compare fresh material of T. caboverdiana to other dendrophylliid genera and describe it as a new genus named Atlantia in order to better accommodate this species. Evolutionary reconstruction based on two mitochondrial and one nuclear marker for 67 dendrophylliids and one poritid species recovered A. caboverdiana as an isolated Glade not related to Tubastraea and more closely related to Dendrophyllia cornigera and Leptopsammia pruvoti. Atlantia differs from Tubastraea by having a phaceloid to dendroid growth form with new corallites budding at an acute angle from the theca of a parent corallite. The genus also has normally arranged septa (not Portuales Plan), poorly developed columella, and a shallow-water distribution all supporting the classification as a new genus. Our results corroborate the monophyly of the genus Tubastraea and reiterate the Atlantic non-indigenous status for the genus. In the light of the results presented herein, we recommend an extensive review of shallow-water dendrophylliids from the Eastern Atlantic. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/01332-0 - Phylogenomics of the order Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa): relationships between evolution and climate change
Grantee:Marcelo Visentini Kitahara
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Young Investigators
FAPESP's process: 17/50229-5 - Deep sea corals in the south Atlantic: new insights from an interdisciplinary study
Grantee:Marcelo Visentini Kitahara
Support type: Regular Research Grants