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Table 3 Relative abundance (average ± standard error) biological traits of the 15 most abundant nematode species in each of the three experimental sites

From: A functional and morphological approach to evaluate the vertical migration of estuarine intertidal nematodes during a tidal cycle

  TG Tail BL BS Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Total
Terschellingia longicaudata 1A Fili 1–2 Sl 32.37 ± 42.2 30.65 ± 42.5 34.83 ± 50.5 32.62 ± 2.10
Spirinia parasitifera 2A Con 2–4 Sl 17.87 ± 23.3 20.26 ± 32.9 20.62 ± 35.0 19.58 ± 1.49
Sabatieria pulchra 1B Clav 1–2 Sl 9.95 ± 19.1 9.04 ± 11.4 7.61 ± 7.92 8.87 ± 1.18
Metachromadora chandleri 2A Con 1–2 St 6.56 ± 6.14 8.40 ± 6.71 7.58 ± 6.67 7.51 ± 0.92
Pseudochromadora incubans 2A Con >1 Sl 4.45 ± 6.24 5.33 ± 7.22 4.20 ± 5.75 4.66 ± 0.60
Gomphionema sp. 2A Con 1–2 Sl 3.95 ± 8.59 3.32 ± 3.77 5.57 ± 9.88 4.28 ± 1.16
Chromadorina germânica 2A Clav >1 Sl 3.22 ± 7.61 1.17 ± 3.22 1.21 ± 1.68 1.87 ± 1.17
Paradontophora paragranulifera 1B Fili 1–2 Sl 2.54 ± 3.37 2.76 ± 5.78 1.71 ± 3.12 2.34 ± 0.56
Daptonema setosum 1B Clav 1–2 Sl 2.47 ± 3.31 3.67 ± 3.75 2.76 ± 4.64 2.97 ± 0.62
Anoplostoma viviparum 1B Fili 1–2 Sl 2.25 ± 5.23 2.17 ± 5.53 2.06 ± 3.91 2.16 ± 0.10
Viscosia glabra 2B Fili 1–2 Sl 2.09 ± 3.29 2.28 ± 3.35 2.20 ± 2.79 2.19 ± 0.09
Neochromadora bonita 2A Con >1 Sl 1.65 ± 3.83 1.06 ± 1.82 1.04 ± 1.66 1.25 ± 0.35
Paracanthonchus sp1. 2A Con 1–2 Sl 1.16 ± 2.36 0.76 ± 0.89 0.93 ± 1.58 0.95 ± 0.20
Eurystomina sp. 2B Con 2–4 Sl 1.13 ± 1.12 1.71 ± 3.56 1.34 ± 2.02 1.39 ± 0.29
  1. TG trophic group, Tail tail shape (Fili filiform, Con conical and Clav clavate); BL body length in millimeters; BS body shape (St stout and Sl slender)