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Table 1 Environmental characteristics of the three stations at the Dongsha Island

From: Tidal variation in fish assemblages and trophic structures in tropical Indo-Pacific seagrass beds

Station Water temperature Salinity Depth Seagrass cover Seagrass density (shoots m −2 ) Seagrass biomass (dry weight, g m −2 ) Epiphyte biomass (dry weight, g m −2 )
(°C) (psu) (m) (%)
L 30.10 ± 1.97 (F) 31.87 ± 1.11 a (F) 0.98 ± 0.21 b (F) 79.08 ± 11.31 4523.00 ± 619.88 892.15 ± 54.99 0.76 ± 0.17 a
32.67 ± 1.45 (E) 36.87 ± 1.79 b (E) 0.21 ± 0.13 a (E)
W 30.07 ± 1.49 (F) 31.51 ± 0.95 a (F) 1.14 ± 0.32 b (F) 81.19 ± 13.56 4017.33 ± 1204.76 866.72 ± 141.38 1.10 ± 0.11 ab
31.88 ± 1.19 (E) 32.87 ± 1.67 a (E) 0.32 ± 0.31 a (E)
N 28.79 ± 1.11 (F) 33.10 ± 0.37 a (F) 2.38 ± 0.26 c (F) 81.12 ± 6.85 3975.33 ± 834.21 1008.12 ± 84.24 1.74 ± 0.78 b
29.89 ± 1.50 (E) 32.14 ± 0.57 a (E) 1.53 ± 0.19 b (E)
  1. The abbreviations for the different stations are L for lagoon shore, W for west tidal flat, and N for north coast (subtidal). The abbreviations for the tides are F for flood tide and E for ebb tide. Values represent mean ± standard deviation, and letters adjacent to values in certain columns denote Tukey’s post hoc differences (p < 0.05) when an overall difference was detected in the ANOVA model.