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Table 1 Abundance (mean ± standard deviation) and relative abundance (%) of micro- and mesozooplankton groups sampled at reef edges and channels off the Tamandaré reefs (northeastern Brazil) in November 2015 and March 2016

From: Micro- and mesozooplankton at the edges of coastal tropical reefs (Tamandaré, Brazil)

Taxa Reef edges Channels Ratio P value
(ind m−3) % (ind m-3) % R/C
CILIOPHORA       
Tintinnopsis fimbriata Meunier (1919) 12 ± 33 < 0.1 2 ± 8 < 0.1 6.0 0.5024
Favella ehrenbergii Jorgensen (1924) 272 ± 438 0.3 96 ± 127 0.9 2.8 0.5452
FORAMINIFERA 18,921 ± 31,914 24.3 198 ± 274 1.9 95.6 0.0000
CNIDARIA       
Hydromedusae 82 ± 133 0.1 15 ± 25 0.1 5.5 0.1527
NEMATODA 97 ± 126 0.1 < 1 ± 1 < 0.1 97.0 0.0078
ANNELIDA       
Polychaeta (larvae) 1074 ± 1357 1.3 134 ± 143 1.3 8.0 0.0041
MOLLUSCA       
Gastropoda (veliger) 6525 ± 6413 8.4 714 ± 681 7.1 9.1 0.0047
Bivalvia (veliger) 502 ± 478 0.6 159 ± 287 1.5 3.2 0.0011
Bivalvia 20 ± 31 < 0.1 14 ± 37 0.1 1.4 0.8561
CRUSTACEA       
Copepoda (adults and juveniles) 17,537 ± 17,767 21.8 3249 ± 4155 32.5 5.4 0.0013
Copepoda (nauplii) 28,523 ± 29,770 36.7 4631 ± 6616 46.3 6.2 0.0029
Cirripedia (nauplii) 1643 ± 2459 2.1 78 ± 68 0.7 21.1 0.0028
Cirripedia (cypris) 21 ± 56 < 0.1 4 ± 15 < 0.1 5.3 0.5058
Ostracoda 159 ± 263 0.2 < 1 ± 1 < 0.1 159.0 0.0036
Decapoda (larvae) 284 ± 350 0.3 14 ± 28 0.1 20.3 0.0001
Decapoda (nauplii) NP   4 ± 10 < 0.1 0.0 0.0737
Stomatopoda (larvae) 64 ± 135 < 0.1 10 ± 20 0.1 6.4 0.8043
Porcellanidae (zoea) 19 ± 59 < 0.1 < 1 ± 2 < 0.1 19.0 0.2511
Brachyura (zoea) 115 ± 171 0.1 18 ± 39 0.1 6.4 0.0424
Amphipoda 24 ± 51 < 0.1 1 ± 2 < 0.1 24.0 0.9620
Cumacea 1 ± 5 < 0.1 11 ± 37 0.1 0.1 0.0914
Isopoda (manca) 541 ± 663 0.6 40 ± 41 0.4 13.5 0.0000
CHAETOGNATHA 1 ± 4 < 0.1 1 ± 5 < 0.1 1.0 0.3093
CHORDATA       
APPENDICULARIA       
Oikopleura spp. 783 ± 569 1.0 550 ± 1133 5.5 1.4 0.0102
Teleostei (eggs) 23 ± 51 < 0.1 18 ± 22 0.1 1.3 0.2077
Teleostei (larvae) 325 ± 646 0.4 8 ± 28 < 0.1 40.6 0.0027
TOTAL 60,042 ± 60,808 100 6732 ± 7851 100 8.9 0.0005
  1. Significant differences (p < 0.0167) are shown in bold
  2. NP not present