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Table 1 Summary of the rhodolith shape analysis (size, branch density and sphericity)

From: Sponge–rhodolith interactions in a subtropical estuarine system

  Bed 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5
Size (cm) 5.6 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 0.2 5.9 ± 0.2 5.5 ± 0.1 6.2 ± 0.3
Branches cm−2 11.2 ± 0.2 9.4 ± 0.3 6.9 ± 0.2 5.5 ± 0.2 7.2 ± 0.3
Spherical forms (%) 99.0 80.8 87.6 81.4 75.0
Discoidal forms (%) 0.0 5.0 2.1 9.3 9.0
Ellipsoidal forms (%) 1.0 14.2 10.3 9.3 17.0
Individuals measured 100 87 100 100 35
  1. The table shows the average (±SE) dimensions of rhodolith samples collected from five beds in Bahia Magdalena in September and November 2008