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Table 2 Biometry of Ucides cordatus in each mangrove forest with different predominant tree species (L, Laguncularia racemosa; A, Avicennia schaueriana; and R, Rhizophora mangle), flooding level (Lh less-flooded; Ll more-flooded), and biological period (NB non-breeding season; B breeding season), in Iguape Municipality, State of São Paulo, southeast Brazil

From: Mangrove habitat partitioning by Ucides cordatus (Ucididae): effects of the degree of tidal flooding and tree-species composition during its life cycle

Site Sex n Carapace width (mm)
Min Max Mean ± SE* CV (%)
Non-breeding (NB)       
Lh M 191 37.5 74.0 52.4 ± 0.6 b 16.4
  F 55 24.7 70.0 45.9 ± 1.1 a 17.7
Ll M 132 30.1 84.5 51.6 ± 0.8 b 17.6
  F 93 30.2 72.1 47.1 ± 0.8 a 16.8
A M 92 30.8 81.1 58.3 ± 1.0 cd 17.0
  F 135 38.8 71.7 55.7 ± 0.6 c 13.5
R M 95 31.3 83.2 63.1 ± 1.0 de 15.2
  F 130 41.7 72.9 58.4 ± 0.5 c 10.4
Breeding (B)           
Lh M 206 20.3 77.9 55.2 ± 0.7 b 18.7
  F 102 30.1 65.6 46.7 ± 0.7 a 15.6
Ll M 152 44.6 84.3 68.3 ± 0.6 e 10.1
  F 163 38.9 77.4 59.6 ± 0.5 d 11.2
A M 140 32.5 81.4 58.8 ± 0.8 cd 16.8
  F 110 31.9 78.2 55.2 ± 0.8 bc 15.2
R M 97 32.0 81.0 55.5 ± 1.1 bc 20.0
  F 149 35.2 73.0 54.1 ± 0.6 b 13.5
  1. SE standard error, CV coefficient of variation
  2. * Means followed by a same letter are not significantly different (P > 0.05)