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Table 4 Multiple pairwise comparisons of morphological variables of Goniopora

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
Serial number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9    
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) 3, 5, 8, 9 9 1, 9 1, 9 9 1, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 Ib, II Ia Ia
 LCo (μm)   9     9 9   2, 6, 7 Ib Ia, II Ib
 DC (mm) 6 6, 9 6 6 6 1 to 5, 7, 8 6 6 2 Ib, II Ia, II Ia, IB
 TW (mm)           Ib, II Ia Ia
Counted variable             
 No. of septa    6, 7, 9    3 3   3 II II Ia, Ib
Derived variable             
 LCo/LCaa 2, 6, 7, 9 1, 8     1, 8 1, 8 2, 6, 7 1 Ib, II Ia Ia
 SCa/LCa             
 SCo/LCoa 2 1, 6, 7, 9 7 7   2 2, 3, 4, 8 7 2 Ib Ia, II Ib
  1. aThe parametric analysis (see ‘Methods’). Serial numbers are only shown for pairwise comparisons that significantly differed (p < 0.05). 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.