Table 1

Coral species collected from different locations along the coast of the Red Sea

SiteLocationDepth (m)Coral speciesCoral typeSample identifier
121°42.32′N, 39°04.23′E15Pocillopora verrucosaStonyS1-Pv
Astreopora myriophthalmaStonyS1-Am
221°42.64′N, 39°05.69′E8.0P. verrucosaStonyS2-Pv
Sarcophyton sp. 1SoftS2-Sa-I
Sarcophyton sp. 2SoftS2-Sa-II
322°03.66′N, 38°46.07′E19P. verrucosaStonyS3-Pv
Sarcophyton sp. 1SoftS3-Sa-I
A. myriophthalmaStonyS3-Am
Stylophora pistillataStonyS3-Sp