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Table 2 Mytilus edulis. Allometric power-law equations for filtration rate (F, l h−1) versus body dry weight (W, g) and shell length (L, mm), based on data shown in Table 1 and Fig. 2

From: Allometric equations for maximum filtration rate in blue mussels Mytilus edulis and importance of condition index

F W  = 6.91 ± 1.05W 0.68±0.05
F L  = 0.0014 ± 0.0004L 2.08±0.12
Table 1 (all equations; mean ± SD)
F W  = 6.773W 0.678
F L  = 0.00135L 2.088
W = 3.48 × 10−6 L 3.08
Table 1 (all data; Fig. 1)
F W  = 9.180W 0.714
F L  = 0.00189L 1.976
CI < 4 ‘low condition’ (Fig. 2)
F W  = 6.567W 0.681
F L  = 0.00150L 2.051
CI = 4–6 ‘medium condition’ (Fig. 2)
F W  = 6.380W 0.801
F L  = 0.00068L 2.314
CI > 6 ‘high condition’ (Fig. 2)