Molecular genetic evidence for probable reticulate speciation in the coral genus Madracis from a Caribbean fringing reef slope

@article{Diekmann2001MolecularGE,
  title={Molecular genetic evidence for probable reticulate speciation in the coral genus Madracis from a Caribbean fringing reef slope},
  author={Onno E. Diekmann and Rolf P. M. Bak and Wytze T. Stam and Jeanine L. Olsen},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={139},
  pages={221-233}
}
Abstract. For many corals, the existence of morphologically distinct yet sympatric populations/species implies reproductive isolation. Conversely, the presence of many intermediate and overlapping morphologies combined with synchronous, mass spawning suggests incomplete reproductive isolation. In Madracis (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Pocilloporidae), high levels of morphological plasticity among the five most commonly recognized species (M. mirabilis, M. senaria, M. decactis, M. formosa and M… 
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