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Table 2 ANCOVA results for comparison of the regression lines ln ovary wet weight (OWW)—ln body weight (BW) by ovarian stage of Melicertus kerathurus in Thermaikos Gulf for the study period 2000–2002

From: Reproductive biology of the prawn Melicertus kerathurus (Decapoda: Penaeidae) in Thermaikos Gulf (N. Aegean Sea)

Pair wise comparisons Slopes Intercepts
F p F p
ST1–ST2 3.64 NS 3.64 NS
ST1–ST3 47.37 * 83.81 *
ST1–ST4 25.51 ** 58.30 **
ST1–ST5 6.96 ** 4.97 *
ST2–ST3 40.08 ** 65.60 **
ST2–ST4 18.22 ** 43.73 **
ST2–ST5 9.55 ** 8.91 *
ST3–ST4 3.64 NS 1.46 NS
ST3–ST5 40.90 ** 53.70 **
ST4–ΣΤ5 28.76 ** 44.61 **
  1. NS non significant
  2. ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05