About the Authors

Christian Jessen

Affiliation Coral Reef Ecology Group (CORE), Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

Javier Felipe Villa Lizcano

Affiliation Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Till Bayer

Affiliation Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Cornelia Roder

Affiliation Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Manuel Aranda

Affiliation Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Christian Wild

Affiliations Coral Reef Ecology Group (CORE), Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Bremen, Germany, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Christian R Voolstra

christian.voolstra@kaust.edu.sa

Affiliation Red Sea Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CJ CR CW CRV. Performed the experiments: JFVL MA CJ CR. Analyzed the data: CRV JFVL CJ TB MA CR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CW CRV. Wrote the paper: CJ CRV.