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Table 3 Average dissimilarities between cage treatments and correlations of the most important species contributing to the dissimilarities

From: An exclusion experiment to study the influence of habitat structure provided by Mussismilia corals (Cnidaria; Anthozoa) on the predation of associated crustaceans

  M. harttii M. braziliensis M. hispida
Total cage × partial cage
 Average dissimilarity   59.71   70.4   81.51
 Species contribution Idomene sp. 6.2 Halectinosoma sp. 1 9.5 Cyclopinidae 3 9.7
  Halectinosoma sp. 1 4.9 Idomene sp. 5.9 Podocopina 2 9.7
  Ianiropsis sp. 4.2 Ianiropsis sp. 4.5 Ianiropsis sp. 9.4
  Cyclopidae 2 3.3 Canuelidae 1 4.2 Asterocheres neptunei 6.8
Total cage × no cage
 Average dissimilarity   60.76   77.96   81.45
 Species contribution Carpias sp. 6.6 Halectinosoma sp. 1 11.5 Halectinosoma sp. 1 14.2
  Halectinosoma sp. 1 4.3 Idomene sp. 6.2 Quinquelaophonte sp. 1 6.9
  Sigilliocopina 1 3.9 Canuelidae 1 4.4 Idomene sp. 6.1
  Cheiriphotis megacheles 3.5 Ianiropsis sp. 4.4 Sigilliocopina 1 4.2
Partial cage × no cage
 Average dissimilarity   65.42   72.12   83.79
 Species contribution Carpias sp. 6.5 Halectinosoma sp. 1 10.84 Cyclopinidae 3 10.5
  Idomene sp. 5.5 Normanella sp. 4.1 Podocopina 2 10.5
  Halectinosoma sp. 1 4.1 Halectinosoma sp. 2 3.4 Ianiropsis sp. 10.2
  Ianiropsis sp. 3.8 Canuelidae 1 3.7 Asterocheres neptunei 7