Looking for Siderastrea

elizabeth gerardo neves egneves at acd.ufrj.br
Fri Aug 20 13:35:57 EDT 1999

Hi all,

I am a brazilian  PhD student at the University of Sao Paulo and my
project focus upon taxonomy and systematic of Siderastrea genus through a
morphological and molecular approach

It has been a uneasy task to get any information about Indo-Pacific
species. In a recent work, Riegl (1999) reported the occurrence of S.
savignyana to Persian Gulf while Budd & Guzman (1994) found S. glynni in
the Bay of Panama, Eastern Pacific. The occurence of Siderastrea in
Pacific region is rare and the reference of S. glynni represents all
information that I have been able to find. My second problem is
to determine if S. savignyana represents the only species of Siderastrea
in Indian Ocean - once, I have anyother reference besides Riegl's work. 

Have you ever heard about Siderastrea from Indo-Pacific? What about S.
savignyana and S. glynni? Could you provide me with any reference or
information on the reproductive biology and/or morphology of such species?
Any help will be very profitable to my studies!

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon, 

Elizabeth Neves
email: egneves at acd.ufrj.br

Universidade de Sao Paulo
Departamento de Zoologia
Instituto de Biociencias
Caixa Postal: 11461
CEP: 05422-970, Sao Paulo (SP)

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