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Table 1 Average percentage (± SE) of the species identified on the quadrate photos from North and South sites (n = 60)

From: Variability in the settlement of non-indigenous species in benthic communities from an oceanic island

Taxa (South) % cover Taxa (North) % cover
Algae   Algae  
 Corallina algae 49.1 ± 3.8  Gelidium and Polysiphonia turf 45.5 ± 4.3
 Gelidium and Polysiphonia turf 12.5 ± 1.4  Codium adhaerens 21.0 ± 4.0
 Codium adhaerens 11.6 ± 3.0  Asparagopsis sp. 16.1 ± 4.1
 Corallina crust (CCA) 4.0 ± 1.9  Corallina crust (CCA) 5.9 ± 1.5
 Rivularia sp. 2.5 ± 1.0  Corallina algae 3.0 ± 1.1
 Asparagopsis sp. 1.8 ± 1.2  Chrysymenia sp. 0.2 ± 0.1
 Gracilaria sp. 1.7 ± 1.0  Gracilaria sp. 0.9 ± 0.4
 Laurencia pinnatifida 1.3 ± 0.8  Colpomenia sinuosa 0.8 ± 0.4
 Dictyota sp. 1.2 ± 0.8  Dictyopteris sp. 0.7 ± 0.4
 Dictyopteris sp. 1.0 ± 0.5  Porphyra sp. 0.4 ± 0.2
 Padina pavonica 0.2 ± 0.1  Dictyota sp. 0.3 ± 0.2
 Colpomenia sinuosa 0.1 ± 0.01  Enteromorpha sp. 0.2 ± 0.1
Crustacea    Padina pavonica 0.2 ± 0.1
 Chtamalus stellarus 0.6 ± 0.3  Rivularia sp. 0.2 ± 0.1
Mollusca   Crustacea  
 Patella sp. 0.1 ± 0.1  Chtamalus stellatus 0.6 ± 0.3
Inorganic (bare, silt) 12.1 ± 3.5 Mollusca  
    Patella sp. 0.1 ± 0.1
   Inorganic (bare, silt) 4.1 ± 2.0