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Table 2 Density (D—no. ind. m−2) of the most abundant taxa in the considered depth levels

From: The effect of depth and sediment type on the spatial distribution of shallow soft-bottom amphipods along the southern Portuguese coast

<10 m 10–25 m >25 m
Taxa D Taxa D Taxa D
Most abundant taxa
 Siphonoecetes (Centraloecetes) dellavallei 11,140 Ampelisca spp. 13,840 Ampelisca spp. 3,980
 Urothoe grimaldii 2,590 Caprella spp. 10,040 Harpinia antennaria 920
 Bathyporeia spp. 2,540 Harpinia antennaria 2,620 Microdeutopus armatus 500
 Siphonoecetes (Centraloecetes) kroyeranus 1,960 Microdeutopus armatus 1,800 Atylus vedlomensis 160
 Urothoe poseidonis 1,500 Photis spp. 1,620 Maera grossimana 160
 Ampelisca spp. 1,460 Urothoe elegans 1,420 Medicorophium annulatum 140
 Medicorophium annulatum 1,300 Leptocheirus pectinatus 1,260 Leucothoe oboa 140
 Urothoe cf. hesperiae 1,110 Urothoe cf. hesperiae 1,240   
 Atylus vedlomensis 990 Leptocheirus hirsutimanus 980   
 Perioculodes longimanus 960 Medicorophium annulatum 900   
   Lembos websteri 720   
   Leucothoe oboa 660   
   Urothoe grimaldii 620   
   Pariambus typicus 600   
   Megamphopus cornutus 600   
   Atylus vedlomensis 560   
Exclusive taxa
 Amphilochus tenuimanus Caprella rapax Argissa hamatipes
 Monocorophium ascherusicum Animoceradocus semiserratus Isaeidae
 Dexamine spinosa Lepidepecreum longicornis  
 Monoculodes subnudus Metaphoxus pectinatus  
 Siphonoecetes (Centraloecetes) kroyeranus Urothoe pulchella  
 Urothoe poseidonis Westwoodilla sp.  
  1. Only taxa accounting for 80% of total density per depth level are shown. Only taxa which occurred in at least two samples from a certain depth level were considered exclusive