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Unraveling a resilient reef: structure and composition of Varadero, an imperiled coral reef in the Colombian Caribbean

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Supplemental Information

Varadero and Barú coral species

Table S1. List of scleractinian and fire coral species in Varadero and Northern Barú Reefs. Data are the frequency of occurrence (average,%) or presence/absence (+/--, visual surveys).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1/supp-1

Varadero and Barú sponge species

Table S2. List of sponge species comparing two reef zones in Varadero and Northern Barú Reefs. Data are frequency of occurrence (%, 30 x 2 m transects, n = 7 and 4 at Varadero and Barú, respectively), or presence (+, visual surveys).

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1/supp-2

Varadero and Barú fish species

Table S3. List of fish species observed at Varadero and Barú. Abundance values are mean (± S.D.) number of individuals per species observed in 30 x 2 m belt transects (n = 15 and 7 at Varadero and Barú, respectively). Species observed outside transects are indicated by an x.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1/supp-3

Fish species richness variation at Barú and Varadero Reefs

Figure S1. Variation in fish species richness as a function of number of visual censuses (sample-based rarefaction curves) for the fish censuses made at Barú and Varadero Reefs.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1/supp-4

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Competing Interests

Monica Medina is an Academic Editor for PeerJ. The other co-authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Valeria Pizarro conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Sara C Rodríguez performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables.

Mateo López-Victoria conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Fernando A Zapata conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Sven Zea conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Claudia T Galindo-Martínez performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables.

Roberto Iglesias-Prieto conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Joseph Pollock conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Monica Medina conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

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The raw data/code is included in the manuscript in the supplemental information.

Funding

This study was supported by the National Science Foundation for the project "Coral robustness: lessons from an "improbable" reef". The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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