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Table 5 Comparative data of the swimming behaviour of the two congeneric species by Dur et al.[2010]

From: Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913, a new invasive copepod in Lake Faro (Sicily): observations on the swimming behaviour and the sex-dependent responses to food

  Prosome length (mm) Mean speed (mm/s) Breaking % Cruising % Jumping % Sinking %
P. marinus       
  Females 0.93 8.0 ± 5.2 67 31 2 -
  Males 0.83 6.4 ± 2.8 49 50 1 -
  Ovigerous f. n.a. 7.5 ± 4.7 61 37 2 -
P. annandalei       
  Females 0.92 2.53 ± 1.21 54 34 <1 12
  Males 0.74 2.77 ± 1.27 43 39 <1 17
  Ovigerous f. n.a. 2.87 ± 1.09 43 36 1 20