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Table 3 Morphological variables of Goniopora used in the analysis (mean ± SD)

From: Phylogenetic and taxonomic status of the coral Goniopora stokesi and related species (Scleractinia: Poritidae) in Japan based on molecular and morphological data

  Description/value Between ITS clades
ITS clade type Ia Ib Ib Ib Ib II II II II Ia Ib II
No. of colonies 5 1 4 4 1 5 6 4 3 5 10 18
Morphospecies G. stokesi G. cf stokesi G. pendullus G. cf djiboutiensis G. cf lobata G. djiboutiensis G. cf djiboutiensis G. lobata G. cf lobata
Measured variable             
 LCa (μm) 5313 ± 840.8 4781 ± 437.6 4313 ± 438.5 4726 ± 461.7 3925 ± 144.2 4721 ± 630.1 4730 ± 483.1 4268 ± 440.2 3847 ± 282.6 5313 ± 840.8 4486 ± 501.4 4477 ± 593.4
 LCo (μm) 2853 ± 663.3 3279 ± 448.9 2477 ± 405.5 2804 ± 470.7 2388 ± 224.5 3081 ± 566.8 2975 ± 527.7 2349 ± 470.9 2370 ± 218.7 2853 ± 663.3 2678 ± 488.5 2764 ± 583.3
 DC (mm) 3.40 ± 0.91 3.47 ± 0.36 2.32 ± 0.98 2.09 ± 0.67 2.68 ± 0.69 1.21 ± 0.51 2.10 ± 0.72 2.22 ± 0.56 1.34 ± 0.15 3.40 ± 0.91 2.38 ± 0.87 1.76 ± 0.72
 TW (mm) 0.89 ± 0.15 0.91 ± 0.07 1.30 ± 0.28 1.23 ± 0.22 1.14 ± 0.27 1.34 ± 0.35 1.30 ± 0.28 1.22 ± 0.23 1.27 ± 0.29 0.89 ± 0.15 1.22 ± 0.26 1.29 ± 0.29
Counted variable             
 No. of septa 22.6 ± 1.55 21.4 ± 1.67 19.5 ± 1.67 23.3 ± 2.47 23.2 ± 1.10 23.9 ± 0.67 23.3 ± 1.95 22.9 ± 1.68 23.9 ± 1.36 22.6 ± 1.55 21.6 ± 2.67 23.5 ± 1.55
Derived variable             
 LCo/LCaa 0.54 ± 0.08 0.69 ± 0.08 0.57 ± 0.08 0.59 ± 0.08 0.61 ± 0.05 0.65 ± 0.06 0.63 ± 0.09 0.55 ± 0.09 0.62 ± 0.06 0.54 ± 0.08 0.60 ± 0.08 0.62 ± 0.09
 SCa/LCa 0.87 ± 0.07 0.73 ± 0.09 0.84 ± 0.09 0.81 ± 0.08 0.79 ± 0.22 0.87 ± 0.05 0.86 ± 0.08 0.80 ± 0.08 0.82 ± 0.09 0.87 ± 0.07 0.81 ± 0.11 0.84 ± 0.08
 SCo/LCoa 0.81 ± 0.11 0.70 ± 0.15 0.57 ± 0.13 0.71 ± 0.12 0.78 ± 0.09 0.80 ± 0.08 0.84 ± 0.11 0.72 ± 0.12 0.79 ± 0.14 0.81 ± 0.11 0.70 ± 0.14 0.79 ± 0.12
  1. aThe parametric analysis (see ‘Methods’). LCa, long diameter of calice; LCo, long diameter of columellae; DC, depth of calices; TW, thickness of walls; LCo/LCa, ratio of LCo and LCa; SCa/LCa, ratio of SCa and LCa; SCo/LCo, ratio of SCo and LCo.