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Table 1 Abundance of higher meiofaunal taxa from seagrass beds and adjacent unvegetated sediments at Shihlang, Ludao

From: Meiofaunal communities in a tropical seagrass bed and adjacent unvegetated sediments with note on sufficient sample size for determining local diversity indices

Higher meiofaunal taxa Seagrass ( n= 15) Unvegetated ( n= 5)
Mean SD Mean SD
Acari 1.5 2.0 1.3 0.6
Amphipoda 3.2 4.8 0.6 0.3
Bivalvia 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.3
Ciliophora 11.0 11.2 3.8 1.0
Copepoda 160.7 201.6 607.6 82.3
Cnidaria 0.8 1.9 1.3 0.6
Foraminifera    0.6 0.3
Gastropoda    1.3 0.3
Gastrotricha 3.6 4.0 0.6 0.3
Hirudinea 0.2 0.8   
Isopoda 7.4 15.8   
Nauplius 16.6 45.1 138.9 30.6
Nematoda 853.3 731.1 475.8 126.0
Nemertea 1.1 2.0   
Oligochaeta 5.9 8.2   
Ostracoda 5.7 7.1 22.3 4.7
Polychaeta 71.5 97.6 69.4 12.6
Rotifera 0.2 0.8   
Sipuncula 0.4 1.1 0.6 0.3
Turbellaria 28.7 20.5 15.3 4.3
Undetermined egg    4.5 1.0
  1. The mean and standard deviation (SD) of each meiofaunal taxon are shown in individuals per 10 cm2.