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Table 2 Results of Kruskal–Wallis’ H (H) for the abundance of gorgonians at each depth level

From: Spatial and depth-associated distribution patterns of shallow gorgonians in the Algarve coast (Portugal, NE Atlantic)

Species H P Behrens-Fisher test
All gorgonians 46.30 <0.001   5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25
5–10   * *** ***
10–15    *** ***
15–20     NS
20–25     
E. gazella 37.45 <0.001   5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25
5–10   NS *** **
10–15    *** *
15–20     NS
20–25     
E. labiata 46.57 <0.001   5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25
5–10   * *** ***
10–15    *** ***
15–20     NS
20–25     
E. verrucosa 36.44 <0.001   5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25
5–10   NS *** ***
10–15    * ***
15–20     NS
20–25     
L. lusitanica 11.16 0.0109   5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25
5–10   NS ** NS
10–15    NS NS
15–20     NS
20–25     
L. sarmentosa 22.72 <0.001   5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25
5–10   NS *** **
10–15    NS *
15–20     NS
20–25     
  1. Results of the multi–comparison tests using Berhens-Fisher are also given
  2. NS not significant; * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001