About the Authors

Vanessa N. Bednarz

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

vbednarz@centrescientifique.mc

Affiliations Coral Reef Ecology Group, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany, Marine Department, Centre Scientifique de Monaco, Principality of Monaco

Malik S. Naumann

Roles Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Coral Reef Ecology Group, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

Ulisse Cardini

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Coral Reef Ecology Group, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany, Integrative Marine Ecology Department, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples, Italy

Nanne van Hoytema

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Coral Reef Ecology Group, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

Laura Rix

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Coral Reef Ecology Group, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany, RD3 Marine Microbiology, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany

Mamoon M. D. Al-Rshaidat

Roles Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Laboratory for Molecular Microbial Ecology, Marine Science Station, Aqaba, Jordan, Molecular and Microbial Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Christian Wild

Roles Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

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

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.