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Table 2 Relationships between biometric variables of Lithophaga lithophaga from the Bay of Bizerte (sexes separated)

From: Relative growth and reproductive cycle of the date mussel Lithophaga lithophaga (Linnaeus, 1758) sampled from the Bizerte Bay (Northern Tunisia)

Biometric variables y = bx a/log y = a log x + log b t P Type of growth
Female (N = 469) Male (N = 506)
W on L y = 0.357x 0.9476
r = 0.96
y = 0.2772 x 1.0027
r = 0.97
13.789 F/0.682 M <0.001F/n. s. M −/=
H on L y = 0.2022x 1.0568
r = 0.95
y = 0.1454x 1.1281
r = 0.96
14.507 F/29.553 M <0.001 +/+
S d. w. on L log y = 2.403 log x − 3.734
r = 0.95
log y = 2.703 log x − 4.294
r = 0.96
15.876 F/8.384 M <0.001 −/−
ST d.w. on L log y = 2.452 log x − 4.476
r = 0.87
log y = 2.653 log x − 4.877
r = 0.91
8.606 F/6.407 M <0.001 −/−
T w.w. on L log y = 2.405 log x − 3.31
r = 0.94
log y = 2.622 log x − 3.749
r = 0.95
15.287 F/9.874 M <0.001 −/−
  1. F female, M male, N number of individuals used