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Table 2 Body roundness index (body height/width) of three sea kraits measured in the anterior, middle, and posterior regions of their bodies

From: Locomotor performance of three sympatric species of sea kraits (Laticauda spp.) from Orchid Island, Taiwan

   Resting state Moving state
Species Number Anterior Middle Posterior Anterior Middle Posterior
L. colubrina 17 0.92 ± 0.02 (-) 0.90 ± 0.02 (-) 0.94 ± 0.03 (-) 1.14 ± 0.02 (B) 1.24 ± 0.03 (A) 1.29 ± 0.03 (A)
L. laticaudata 16 0.96 ± 0.02 (-) 0.97 ± 0.02 (-) 1.01 ± 0.03 (-) 1.23 ± 0.02 (b) 1.25 ± 0.03 (b) 1.40 ± 0.03 (a)
L. semifasciata 16 0.89 ± 0.02 (-) 0.86 ± 0.02 (-) 0.92 ± 0.03 (-) 1.38 ± 0.02 (B) 1.38 ± 0.03 (B) 1.55 ± 0.03 (A)
  1. Data of different states are presented separately as the mean ± SE. Different letters in parentheses indicate a significant intraspecific difference in values (Tukey’s test, α = 0.05).