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Table 4 Correlation coefficient of major environmental and mesozooplankton parameters

From: Mesozooplankton community structure in the upper 1,000 m along the western Bay of Bengal during the 2002 fall intermonsoon

Parameter Number Spearman R
vs. temperature vs. salinity vs. dissolved oxygen vs. chlorophyll a
Biovolume 20 0.83* -0.73* 0.50* 0.83*
Carbon biomass 20 0.22 -0.54* 0.28 0.39
Abundance 20 0.82* -0.50* 0.34 0.73*
Groups 20 0.69* -0.72* 0.46* 0.79*
Shannon diversity 15 0.43 -0.29 0.41 0.41
Species richness 15 -0.35 0.26 -0.06 -0.36
Evenness 15 0.33 0.03 0.14 0.19
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05.