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Table 3 Comparisons of blubber depths among life history categories

From: Topographical distribution of blubber in finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis sunameri): a result from adapting to living in coastal waters

Body region and aspect Neonates ( n= 8) Juveniles ( n= 17) Lactating females ( n= 4)
Head    
  Dorsal 1.13 ± 0.10 A 1.37 ± 0.12 B 1.29 ± 0.12 B
  Lateral 1.19 ± 0.16 1.34 ± 0.15 1.25 ± 0.11
  Ventral 1.01 ± 0.13 A 1.43 ± 0.19 B 1.33 ± 0.17 B
Axillary    
  Dorsal 1.63 ± 0.24 A 2.40 ± 0.29 B 2.79 ± 0.75 B
  Lateral 1.47 ± 0.20 A 2.04 ± 0.31 B 2.00 ± 0.47 B
  Ventral 1.67 ± 0.19 A 2.19 ± 0.24 B 2.11 ± 0.47 B
Mid-thorax    
  Dorsal 1.74 ± 0.22 A 2.75 ± 0.24 B 3.01 ± 0.61 B
  Lateral 1.57 ± 0.23 A 2.29 ± 0.25 B 2.14 ± 0.41 B
  Ventral 1.80 ± 0.15 A 2.30 ± 0.23 B 2.32 ± 0.59 B
Umbilicus    
  Dorsal 2.01 ± 0.30 A 2.90 ± 0.27 B 3.28 ± 0.59 C
  Lateral 1.59 ± 0.22 A 2.31 ± 0.25 B 2.06 ± 0.26 B
  Ventral 1.59 ± 0.05 A 2.26 ± 0.24 B 2.13 ± 0.44 B
Genital slit    
  Dorsal 1.94 ± 0.36 A 2.80 ± 0.26 B 2.93 ± 0.60 B
  Lateral 1.54 ± 0.22 A 2.30 ± 0.21 C 2.02 ± 0.25 B
  Ventral 1.59 ± 0.27 A 2.48 ± 0.32 C 2.07 ± 0.50 B
Anus    
  Dorsal 1.53 ± 0.28 A 2.42 ± 0.17 B 2.70 ± 0.53 B
  Lateral 1.46 ± 0.23 A 2.12 ± 0.17 B 2.35 ± 0.39 B
  Ventral 1.52 ± 0.21 A 2.14 ± 0.16 B 2.12 ± 0.30 B
  1. At each site, blubber depths (mean ± SD) (cm) of life history groups followed by the same letter were not significantly different at P = 0.05 (Student-Newman-Keuls test). There were no significant differences among life history categories at sites without letters.