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Table 3 Average abundances of thaliacean species in oceanic and neritic waters around Taiwan during the study periods

From: Influence of monsoon-driven hydrographic features on thaliacean distribution in waters around Taiwan, western North Pacific Ocean

Species Oceanic Neritic
(depth ≥200 m, individuals/1,000 m3) (depth <200 m, individuals/1,000 m3)
Doliolida   
Doliolum denticulatum 151 ± 27 933 ± 288**
Dolioletta gegenbauri 0 5 ± 3*
Doliolina mulleri 0 2 ± 2*
Doliolum nationalis 0 885 ± 662**
Salpida   
Brooksia rostrata 2 ± 2 0
Cyclosalpa affinis 0.1 ± 0.1 0
Cyclosalpa sewelli 7 ± 3 2 ± 2
Iasis zonaria 5 ± 3 11 ± 11
Pegea confoederata 0 1 ± 1
Salpa fusiformis 46 ± 22 7 ± 4**
Salpa younti 11 ± 4 0**
Thalia rhomboides 960 ± 347 426 ± 183*
Thalia orientalis 167 ± 33 107 ± 41***
Thalia cicar 44 ± 11 58 ± 19
Thalia democratica 122 ± 32 34 ± 10***
Traustedtia multitenticulata 2 ± 1 0
Weelia cylindrica 26 ± 11 49 ± 33
Pyrosomatida   
Pyrosoma verticillatum 137 ± 132 90 ± 59
  1. Asterisks indicate significant differences according to an ANOVA at *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.01. Oceanic stations: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 30, 31, and 32. Neritic stations: 37, 38, 39, 43, 44, 45, 49, 50, 51, 53, 56, 57, 58, and 59.