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Table 7 One-way analysis (ANOSIM) of harpacticoid copepod composition in the fish diets (based on non-transformed abundance data)

From: Meiofauna as food source for small-sized demersal fish in the southern North Sea

Groups/test R statistic Significance level
Stomach contents BUG POM ARN LIM
Global test
 All seasons (Jan 09, May, Jul, Oct, Jan 10) 0.83 0.001 0.31 0.001 0.34 0.016 0.58 0.007
Pairwise test
 Jan 09, May 1 0.001 0.45 0.002 0.38 0.210 1 0.330
 Jan 09, Jul 1 0.001 0.54 0.008 1 0.001 1 0.018
 Jan 09, Oct 0.99 0.001 0.07 0.175 0.40 0.430 1 0.330
 Jan 09, Jan 10 0.39 0.001 0.12 0.075 0.38 0.210 0.45 0.330
 May, Jul 0.81 0.001 0.19 0.088 1 0.001 0.13 0.320
 May, Oct 0.42 0.004 0.27 0.003 0.21 0.330 0.1 0.500
 May, Jan 10 0.48 0.005 0.61 0.001 0.50 0.005 0.13 0.330
 Jul, Oct 0.39 0.004 0.21 0.071 1 0.001 0.48 0.050
 Jul, Jan 10 1 0.001 0.71 0.005 1 0.001 0.60 0.050
 Oct, Jan 10 0.94 0.001 0.30 0.007 0.01 0.005 0.25 0.500
  1. Species codes of the studied fish species are explained in Table 1
  2. Bold values are significant