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Table 4 Results of a forward stepwise regression and partial correlation coefficient ( R )

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

Species R for T R for S R for C Predictive equation
Thalia rhomboides (TR) 0.377* 0.214 −0.233 TR = 6.13 T − 42.41
Doliolum denticulatum (DD) −0.009 −0.101 0.277* DD = 3.85 C + 16.14
Doliolum nationalis 0.162 0.049 0.160 ns
Thalia orientalis (TO) 0.483** 0.167 −0.432* TO = 6.00 T − 4.98 C + 0.89
Pyrosoma verticillatum 0.218 −0.085 0.012 ns
Thalia democratica (TD) 0.526*** 0.098 −0.389 TD = 7.07 T + 24.76
Total thaliaceans (TT) 0.278** 0.042 0.090 TT = 4.28 T + 3.29
Species number (SN) 0.501** 0.222 −0.415* SN = 1.30 T − 0.90 C − 3.43
Species diversity (SD) 0.380 0.260 −0.433* SD = −0.75 C − 5.27
  1. Relationships of abundances of the six predominant thaliacean species (with a relative abundance of 93%) and environmental variables in waters around Taiwan in winter and summer 2004 are evaluated; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001; ns, not significant; T, temperature; S, salinity; C, chlorophyll a.