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Table 1 Mean, minimum (min), maximum (max) values of density, mitotic index, and cell diameter of zooxanthellae of P. caribaeorum in Porto de Galinhas (PG) and at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Archipelago (SPSP), Brazil

From: Response of the zooxanthellae of Palythoa caribaeorum (Cnidaria: Zoanthidea) to different environmental conditions in coastal and oceanic ecosystems of the Tropical Atlantic

  Density (cells × 106 cm−2) Mitotic index (%) Cell diameter (µm)
Mean Min. Max. Mean Min. Max. Mean Min. Max.
PG
 Reef flat 2.99 1.16 6.21 3.04 0.91 6.36 10.42 9.17 11.55
 Back reef 2.07 0.82 4.42 2.96 1.36 6.1 10.29 9.5 10.75
 CC 2.42 0.86 6.21 2.65 0.91 4.5 10.61 9.94 11.55
 EC 2.68 0.82 5.84 3.33 1.45 6.63 10.11 9.17 11.25
SPSP (m)
 3 16.85 5.97 27.79 3.62 1.33 6.73 11.25 11.06 11.38
 5 13.39 3.7 56.49 7.28 4.3 13.05 12.31 11.69 13.06
 7 18.4 5.81 32.36 6.43 4.79 10.34 11.98 10.93 12.81
 10 10.36 2.25 24.64 8.12 3.45 11.47 11.72 10.87 12.44
 15 15.97 5.16 35.59 6.16 3.33 12.11 12.44 11.37 13.63
  1. CC center of the colony, EC edge of the colony