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Table 5 SIMPER analysis comparing the average abundance of the main species before and after the experiment and their dissimilarities (δi) for all plates and all treatments (n = 36)

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

  Start End  
Species Av.Abund Av.Abund δi
Lithophyllum incrustans 22.56 21.97 16.89
Nematoderma sp. 28.28 17.12 14.3
Gelidium turf 30.73 25.14 13.6
Polysiphonia sp. 24.21 1.88 11.36
Codium adhaerens 3.39 0.05 2
Corallina crust (CCA) 3.17 0.79 1.74
Padina pavonica 1.37 0 0.8