Mini-Symposium 26:
Biodiversity and Diversification of Reef Organisms

Poster Presentations: Thursday, July 10, 2008 16:00 - 18:00 Exhibit Hall A-D (Click on presentation title to view abstract)
POSTER BOARD # TITLE AUTHORS (* indicates Presenting Author)
26.1162 INVENTORY AND DISTRIBUTION of CORAL REEF ASCIDIANS BIODIVERSITY IN BEARAU REGENCY WATERS of EAST KALIMANTAN Muhammad ABRAR*, Anna E.W. MANNUPUTY
26.1163 Diversity of Marine ornamental fishes in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere, India RAJAGOPALSAMY CHINNAKONDA*, VENKATARAMANI VK, JAWAHAR PAULRAJ
26.1164 Alpha and functional biodiversity-biomass relationships in coral reef fishes of the South Pacific KULBICKI MICHEL*, VIGLIOLA LAURENT, WANTIEZ LAURENT, MOUTHAM GERARD
26.1165 A Practical Guide to the Large and Abundant Diatoms in Farmer-Fish Territories Christopher LOBBAN*
26.1166 Protist Biodiversity: Ciliates With Zooxanthellae and Other Noteworthy Ciliates on Coral Reefs Christopher LOBBAN*, Maria SCHEFTER
26.1167 The sponge fauna of Indonesian marine lakes Leontine BECKING*, Nicole DE VOOGD
26.1168 Coral Reef Profile in Layang Layang Island of Malaysia Daud AWANG*
26.1169 Species boundaries and evolutionary lineages in the blue green damselfishes Chromis viridis and C. atripectoralis (Pomacentridae) Tawfiq FROUKH*, Marc KOCHZIUS
26.1170 Cymothoid isopods on Coral Reef Fishes in the near shore marine environment of St. Kitts, Lesser Antilles. Maureen SULLIVAN*, Raphaela STIMMELMAYR
26.1171 Species diversity of fishes in main coral reefs of China Wentao NIU*, Rongcheng LIN
26.1172 Two species of giant clams (Tridacnidae) show different depth distributions and divergent feeding strategies Carin JANTZEN*, Christian WILD, Mohammed EL-ZIBDAH, Hilly ROA-QUIAOIT, Christoph HAACKE, Claudio RICHTER
26.1173 A Molecular Assessment of Speciation and Evolutionary History of the Globally Distributed Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari) Vincent RICHARDS, Marcy HENNING, Wayne WITZELL, Mahmood SHIVJI*
26.1174 Coral assemblages of Cabo Verde Islands (North Atlantic): Preliminary assessment and description. João MONTEIRO*, Corrine ALMEIDA, Rui FREITAS, Aricson DELGADO, Filipe PORTEIRO, Ricardo S. SANTOS
26.1175 Recent Sightings of Longsnout Seahorse, Hippocampus reidi in the marine environment of St. Kitts, Lesser Antilles Vajai LATCHMAN*, Maureen SULLIVAN, Raphaela STIMMELMAYR
26.1176 Comparison of Bacterial Diversity within the Coral Reef Sponge, Axinella corrugata, the Encrusting Coral Erythopodium Caribaeorum and Adjacent Environmental Samples Jose LOPEZ*, Peter MCCARTHY, Angela LEDGER, Llanie RANZER, Russell KERR, Alan DUCKWORTH
26.1177 What are the Genetic Relationships among Morphospecies within the Coral Genus Madracis? Maria Catalina REYES-NIVIA*, Rolf PM BAK, Pedro R FRADE
26.1178 Reef corals of Clipperton Atoll, Eastern Pacific Pedro MEDINA-ROSAS*
26.1179 Biodiversity and spatial composition of soft-bottom macrobenthic communities in coral reefs areas and adjacent shores from Reunion Island (Southwest Indian Ocean) Lionel BIGOT*, Dorothée TADDEI, Patrick FROUIN, Jean-Michel AMOUROUX, Antoine GREMARE
26.1180 Biodiversity and Ecological Aspects of Saint Martin’s Coral Island, Bangladesh Abu Hena Mustafa KAMAL*
26.1181 Diversity of Gorgonians and Growth of Menella sp. and Dichotella sp. in the Gulf of Thailand Thepsuda LOYJIW*, Suchana CHAVANICH, Voranop VIYAKARN
26.1182 Morphometric Examination of Corallite and Colony Variability on the Caribbean Coral Montastraea cavernosa Hector RUIZ*, Ernesto WEIL
26.1183 Sipunculans Bioeroders From Dead Coral Substrate in the Colombian Caribbean Carlos GÓMEZ SOTO*, Adolfo SANJUAN MUÑOZ, Tatiana RICO BUITRAGO, Andrés FRANCO HERRERA
26.1184 Icthiofauna associated with coral reef system in San Esteban National Park, Venezuela Ana HERRERA-REVELES, José G. RODRÍGUEZ*
26.1185 BIODIVERSITY OF CRYPTOFAUNA ASSOCIATED WITH CORAL REEFS IN LOS ROQUES NATIONAL PARK, VENEZUELA Kira LOPEZ*, David BONE, Carmen RODRÍGUEZ, Fabiola PADILLA, Kira LOPEZ
26.1186 Phylogenetic Relationships Within the Speciose Soft Coral Genus Sinularia Catherine MCFADDEN*, Elizabeth BECKMAN, Leen VAN OFWEGEN, Yehuda BENAYAHU
26.1187 Do Seagrasses Attract the juveniles of Coral Reef Fish? Chen-Lu LEE*, Hsing-Juh LIN
26.1188 The centers of coral reef mollusc species richness in the Philippines Benjamin VALLEJO JR*
26.1189 Pocillopora verrucosa and Pocillopora meandrina are Distinct Species: Morphometric Evidences Jérémie VIDAL-DUPIOL*, Michel PICHON
26.1190 Environmental, Ecological, and Biogeographic Factors Controlling the Distribution of Symbiodinium Diversity among Coral Reef habitats in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean J. Christine FINNEY*, Todd LAJEUNESSE, Hazel OXENFORD
26.1191 Building regional taxonomic capacity supports marine management and biodiversity conservation efforts Edward LOVELL*, Johnson SEETO, Victor BONITO
26.1192 Community structure and biodiversity of Chinchorro Bank, Mexico Ernesto CHAVEZ*, José Manuel BORGES-SOUZA
26.1193 Patterns of the Benthic Community Structure in Coral Reefs of the north western Caribbean José M BORGES-SOUZA*, Ernesto A CHAVEZ
26.1194 Morphological and genetic variation implicates monotypy for Briareum (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) in the Western Atlantic Jaret BILEWITCH*, Kathryn COATES
26.1195 PATTERNS OF ZOOXANTHELLATE SCLERACTINIA BIODIVERSITY IN NEW CALEDONIA Francesca BENZONI*, Gregory LASNE, Michel PICHON, Claude PAYRI
26.1196 Cryptic Diversity of Sea cucumbers: the nocturnal monsters, Bohadschia (Holothuroidea: Holothuriidae) Sun KIM*, Alexander KERR, Gustav PAULAY
26.1197 THE ABUNDANCE, SIZE CLASSES AND DIVERSITY OF FISH IN VARIOUS REEF MICROHABITATS AT BONGOYO ISLAND Prisca MZIRAY*, Gregory M. WAGNER
26.1198 The Corallosphere: A web-based collaboration tool for the taxonomy and systematics of scleractinian corals Kenneth JOHNSON*, Jaroslaw STOLARSKI, Stephen CAIRNS, Ann BUDD
26.1199 THE GENUS PACIFIGORGIA AT EASTERN PACIFIC ROCKY REEFS (COLOMBIA) Nelson MANRIQUE RODRÍGUEZ*, Camila GRANADOS CIFUENTES, Luisa DUEÑAS, Néstor E. ARDILA, Juan A. SÁNCHEZ
26.1200 Algal symbiont distributions in scleractinian corals from the Eighth Continent Andrew BAKER, Roxane BOONSTRA*, Herman WIRSHING, Faratiana RATSIFANDRIHAMANANA, Herilala RANDRIAMAHAZO, Mebrahtu ATEWEBERHAN, Timothy MCCLANAHAN
26.1201 The octocoral Carijoa riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) as a Potencial Ecosystem Engineer in Brazilian Coast BARBARA MOURA NEVES*, CARLOS PEREZ
26.1202 We Are Family: Phylogenetic Analysis of Family Level Relationships Among Scleractinian Corals (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) Joel STAKE*, Cherissre BOATENG, Elisha JNO-BAPTISTE, Sandra ROMANO
26.1203 Rapid Speciation, Allopatric Differentiation, and Simple Morphology Confound True Diversity of Some of the Largest Mobile Reef Invertebrates (Actinopyga, Holothuroidea, Echinodermata) Kris NETCHY*
26.1204 A multi-scale analysis of coral species diversity patterns along the Florida Reef Tract Mark CHIAPPONE*, Dione SWANSON, Leanne RUTTEN, Steven MILLER
26.1205 A Multivariate Analysis of the Scleractinian Genus Meandrina (Lamarck, 1801): evidence for a new species. Jorge PINZON*, Ernesto WEIL
26.1206 Octocoral Abundance and Diversity Associated to Eastern Pacific Rocky Reefs (Colombia) Nestor ARDILA*, Johana PARRA, Dairo ESCOBAR, Nelson MANRIQUE, Juan SANCHEZ
26.1208 Multiple ecological radiations of sea cucumbers onto coral reefs Alexander KERR*, Ronald CLOUSE, Mark O’LOUGHLIN, Tim O'HARA, Daniel JANIES
26.1209 Structure of coral reef fish communities associated with massive and branching corals at Gorgona Island, Tropical Eastern Pacific Julio C. BENÍTEZ*, Santiago CUEVAS, Alan GIRALDO, Fernando A. ZAPATA
26.1210 Species catalogs for deepwater coral communities of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico Emma HICKERSON*, G.P. SCHMAHL
26.1211 Distribution and abundance of soft corals in Thai Waters Thanongsak CHANMETHAKUL*, Hansa CHANSANG, Suparoek WATANASIT, Philip ALDERSLADE
26.1212 Habitats and Biodiversity of Ningaloo Reef Lagoon, Western Australia Mike VAN KEULEN*, Neil LONERAGAN, Greg SKILLETER, Nicole PINNEL, Halina KOBRYN, Lynnath BECKLEY
26.1213 Applying DNA Barcode on Species Identification and Recruitment of Coral Fishes Hui-Ling KO, Kwang-Tsao SHAO*, Li-Lian LIU
26.1214 Fish Community Structure in Two Coral Formations from Malpelo Island, Colombian Pacific. Adriana ALZATE-VALLEJO, Fernando A. ZAPATA*
26.1215 Diversity of Symbiodinium in mesophotic coral communities on the Great Barrier Reef Pim BONGAERTS*, Thomas BRIDGE, Eugenia SAMPAYO, Norbert ENGLEBERT, Tyrone RIDGWAY, Mauricio RODRIGUEZ-LANETTY, Jody WEBSTER, Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG
26.1216 Distribution of the family Pomacentridae in the depth gradient of a coral reef in Isla Larga, San Esteban National Park, Venezuela. Lisette MOLINS*, Jose RODRIGUEZ
26.1217 Species richness of marine benthic habitats in South Florida Sitti Zayda HALUN*, James FOURQUREAN
26.1218 Species, Distribution and Community Structure of the Scleractinian Corals Genus Acropora in the Gulf of Thailand Anchalee CHANKONG*, Vipoosit MANTHACHITRA
26.1219 Preliminary results of Marine Algae of Madagascar Reef, Yucatan, Mexico: a functional group approach. Ileana ORTEGÓN-AZNAR, Noemi RAMIREZ-MISS, Hilda LEÓN-TEJERA*, Michele GOLD-MORGAN, Stjepko GOLUBIC
26.1220 Seasonal Variation in Zooplankton Composition and Grazing Impact on Phytoplankton Standing Stock in the Coral Reef Bay--Sanya, China Liangmin HUANG*, Yehui TAN, Xingyu SONG
26.1221 Diversity in a marine species complex: a study of the Hypoplectrus coral reef fish genus. Ben HOLT*, Isabelle COTE, Brent EMERSON
26.1222 Spatial and Temporal Variation of Macrofauna in Reef-associated Halimeda and Seagrass of a Bleach-resisting Bay in Sri Lanka Suki EKARATNE*, Danister JOHN
26.1223 Reef biodiversity research at the Florida Museum of Natural History Gustav PAULAY*, John SLAPCINSKY, Amanda BEMIS, Sarah MACPHERSON
26.1224 Checklist and Morphometry of the Benthic Cnidarians of Some Sites at the Fernando de Noronha, Archipelago, Pernambuco State, Brazil Fernanda AMARAL*, Carla RAMOS, Zelinda LEÃO, Ruy KIKUCHI, Kyllderes LIMA, Leila LONGO, Selma VASCONCELOS, Ralf CORDEIRO
26.1225 Update of the Checklist and Distribution of the Cnidarians of Saint Peter and St. Paul Archipelago, Brazil Fernanda AMARAL*, Carla RAMOS, Kyllderes LIMA, Susan SILVEIRA, Selma VASCONCELOS, Simone LIRA
26.1226 Biodiversity of Benthic Communities at High Latitudes of the Red Sea Moshira HASSAN*
26.1227 Cryptobenthic reef fishes at Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. José RODRÍGUEZ*
26.1228 Cryptofauna associated to Montastraea annularis’s dead fragments in continental coral reefs from Venezuela Alessandra RIVOLTA, Carmen RODRIGUEZ, Marcos COLMENARES, Jose RODRIGUEZ*
26.1229 Barcoding Larval Rain in Moorea Jonathan GELLER*, Serge PLANES, Jonathan GRONDIN, Meyer CHRISTOPHER, Gustav PAULAY, Alice ALDREDGE, Kate HANSON
26.1230 Gamete competition is a prezygotic barrier in broadcast spawning sea urchins: Evidence from mixing gametes of two species and rearing the offspring M. Aminur RAHMAN*, Tsuyoshi UEHARA
26.1231 Diversity and abundance of reef macro invertebrates (Mollusca, Echinodermata) in the southern Gulf of California, México Maria Dinorah HERRERO-PEREZRUL*
26.1232 A quantitative assessment of the cryptobenthic fish assemblage on isolated coral colonies in the tropical eastern Pacific. Adriana ALZATE VALLEJO, Fernando A. ZAPATA*, Alan GIRALDO
26.1233 Absence of mitochondrial variation in three species of tropical sea anemones, Heteractis magnifica, Heteractis crispa,, and Entacmaea quadricolor, in populations from the Indian and Pacific Ocean Tina DOHNA, Marc KOCHZIUS, Tina DOHNA*
26.1235 What Are the Costs of Bad Taxonomic Practices? Kathryn COATES*, Jan LOCKE
26.1236 Knowledge base on coral Systematics of the Mascarene archipelago : presentation of the results Yannick GEYNET, Michel PICHON*, Gérard FAURE, David GROSSER
26.1237 Molecular Phylogenetic Analyses Indicate Very Low Genetic Variation Between Porites porites, P. furcata, and P. divaricata Matthew LUCAS*, Semoya PHILLIPS, Sandra ROMANO