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Table 2 Mean diversity and abundance of fish, epifauna and infauna within the habitats identified with cluster analysis and MDS

From: Benthos and demersal fish habitats in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea

  Coast Oysterground Duck’s Bill
  Co Co2 CoOy CoOy2 El Oy Oy2 Du Do CeDo
Fish CT
H′     1.8 1.7   1.6   1.4 0.9  
sp. nr.     10 6   9   8 6  
abun.     78 22   182   407 107  
Fish B7
H′ 2.0 2.5 2.3    2.2   1.7   
sp. nr. 12 11 13    10   9   
abun. 541 119 459     224   236    
Fish B2
H′     1.7 1.4       1.0   
sp. nr.     6 4       3   
abun.     191 26       10    
Epi B7
H′ 1.9   1.8    2.0 1.6 2.5   
sp. nr. 10   9    11 10 12   
abun. 12,126   2,185     596 296 331    
Epi B2
H′ 1.7 1.0 1.8    2.2   1.8 1.7  
sp. nr. 8 8 10    15   9 12  
abun. 4,407 2,929 158     565   254 257  
Infauna VV
H′ 2.9   2.9 3.0 3.5 3.7 2.6 3.0   2.9
sp. nr. 14   27 18 31 28 24 35   46
abun. 230   1,865 1,046 1,933 874 1,262 2,992   2,781
  1. H′ mean Shannon–Wiener index; sp. nr. mean species number; abun. mean abundance per region; highest values indicated in bold