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Table 2 Thermal regime descriptors of the four sampled regions calculated from weekly SST data (from 1982 to the year of sampling, 2008 or 2009, according to regions)

From: Thermal regime and host clade, rather than geography, drive Symbiodinium and bacterial assemblages in the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis sensu lato

  Djibouti French Polynesia New Caledonia Taiwan
Mean temperature (°C) 28.60 27.67 24.77 26.56
Max temperature (°C) 32.20 29.95 28.78 30.83
Min temperature (°C) 25.11 25.25 21.28 21.40
Mean of the warmer months (°C) 30.46 28.75 26.82 29.14
Mean of the colder months (°C) 26.32 26.51 22.81 23.88
Variance (°C) 3.17 1.05 3.04 4.56