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Table 3 Results of t-tests on most important differentiators and functional groups in mussel transplant experiment

From: Habitat structure is more important than nutrient supply in modifying mussel bed assemblage in an upwelling area of the Peruvian coast

  By cm2 of total shell area By cm3 of gap
t-Value t-Value
Differentiators
 Jehlius cirratus −3.12** −1.75
 Semimytilus algosus 1.17 2.02
 Pseudonereis gallapagensis 2.77**
Functional groups
 Grazers −0.15 3.74**
 Predators/scavengers 0.53 2.7**
 Suspension-feeders −1.58 0.58
 Mobile −0.09 4.13**
 Sessile −1.58 0.57
 Total abundance −1.38 2.1
  1. ** Indicate significant difference (P < 0.05). For all tests, df = 12