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Research Article

Diversity of Zoanthids (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) on Hawaiian Seamounts: Description of the Hawaiian Gold Coral and Additional Zoanthids

  • Frederic Sinniger mail,

    fredsinniger@hotmail.com

    Affiliations: Submarine Resources Project, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, Global Oceanographic Data Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Nago, Okinawa, Japan, Marine Biodiversity Program, Institute of Biogeoscience, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Motobu, Okinawa, Japan

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  • Oscar V. Ocaña,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Biologia Marina, Fundacion Museo del Mar, Ceuta, North Africa, Spain

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  • Amy R. Baco

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: January 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052607

About the Authors

Frederic Sinniger
Submarine Resources Project, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Frederic Sinniger
Global Oceanographic Data Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Nago, Okinawa, Japan
Frederic Sinniger
Marine Biodiversity Program, Institute of Biogeoscience, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Frederic Sinniger
Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Motobu, Okinawa, Japan
Oscar V. Ocaña
Departamento de Biologia Marina, Fundacion Museo del Mar, Ceuta, North Africa, Spain
Amy R. Baco
Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: fredsinniger@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB FS. Performed the experiments: FS OO. Analyzed the data: FS OO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FS AB OO. Wrote the paper: FS. Histological and morphological examinations: OO. Molecular analyses: FS. External morphology: OO AB FS. Sampling: AB.