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Table 2 Likelihood ratio tests for comparing the von Bertalanffy growth parameters of three populations of Dosinia exoleta from the Portuguese coast (Aveiro, Setúbal and Faro)

From: Age and growth in three populations of Dosinia exoleta (Bivalvia: Veneridae) from the Portuguese coast

Locations H1:K H2:L H3:t 0 H4:VBGF
Aveiro versus. Setúbal χ2 = 0.12
P = 0.729 ns
χ2 = 2.11
P = 0.146ns
χ2 = 1.99
P = 0.158ns
χ2 = 39.77
P < 0.001
Aveiro versus. Faro χ2 = 18.97
P < 0.001
χ2 = 0.37
P = 0.543ns
χ2 = 7.05
P = 0.008**
χ2 = 198.91
P < 0.001
Setúbal versus. Faro χ2 = 6.52
P = 0.011*
χ2 = 2.47
P = 0.116ns
χ2 = 0.23
P = 0.632ns
χ2 = 68.90
P < 0.001
  1. ns not significant
  2. P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01