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Table 1 Species number and average abundance of rotifers on Qi'ao Island in comparison with other studies

From: Distinct difference of littoral rotifer community structure in two mangrove wetlands of Qi'ao Island, Pearl River estuary, China

Habitat Sampling area Methods Species number Average abundancea(individuals/L) Sites Sampling effort (times; dates) References
Littoral Pearl River estuary, China Utermöhl ([1931]) 94 118.9 (0 ~ 2,050) 2 48; Jan 2007 to Dec 2010 This study
Pearl River estuary, China 64 μm 21 - 39 1; Mar to Apr 2009 Zhang et al. ([2012])
Open waters Pearl River estuary, China 169 μm 2 - 31/21 2; Jul 1999; Jan 2000 Tan et al. ([2004])
Pearl River estuary, China 64 and 112 μm 8 <10 8 3; Aug 2006 Gao et al. ([2008a])
Pearl River estuary, China 64 and 112 μm 28 <10 8 3; Aug 2006; Nov 2006; Feb 2007 Gao et al. ([2008b])
Pearl River estuary, China 112 μm 12 - 2 3; Nov 2006; Feb; May; Aug 2007 Gao et al. ([2010])
Pearl River estuary, China 20 μm 69 18.3 (0 ~ 199) 3 Semimonthly; Jul 2009 to Jan 2010 Hou ([2011])
Yangtze River Estuary, China 64 μm 103 15.6 (0 ~ 2,500) 39 4; May 1988 to Jul 1990 Han and Hu ([1995])
Yangtze River estuary, China 64 μm 24 <0.2 (0 ~ 9.3) 24 1; Sept 1966 Wang et al. [1999]
Yangtze River estuary, China Utermöhl ([1931]) 65 185.7 (0 ~ 600) 14 2; Sept 2005; Apr 2006 Hu et al. ([2008])
Lagos Harbour and Badagry Creek, Nigeria 55 μm 51 - 10 Monthly; Oct 1986 to Sept 1987 Egborge ([1994])
Elbe estuary, Germany 30 μm 77 about 800 (0 ~ 2,048) 8 Weekly; Mar 1995 to Jul 1995 Holst et al. ([1998])
Kaw River estuary, French Guiana 40 μm 108 about 135 (0 ~ 750) 3 2; Jun 1999; Nov 2001 Rougier et al. ([2005])
Schelde estuary, Belgium 50 μm 52 (0 ~ 2,500) 16 Monthly; Feb 2002 to Dec 2002 Azémar et al. ([2010])
Mossoró River estuary, Brazil 60 μm 16 about 9.8 3 Monthly; Oct 2006 to Sept 2007 Medeiros et al. ([2010])
  1. aAverage abundance was calculated in all investigated samples; some of the data are approximate values.