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Table 4 Comparisons of inner blubber thicknesses 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)
Axillary    
  Dorsal 0.36 ± 0.06 A 0.65 ± 0.16 B 0.74 ± 0.15 B
  Lateral 0.30 ± 0.04 0.42 ± 0.10 0.30 ± 0.04
  Ventral 0.33 ± 0.02 0.42 ± 0.10 0.37 ± 0.13
Mid-thorax    
  Dorsal 0.37 ± 0.06 A 0.75 ± 0.18 B 0.82 ± 0.17 B
  Lateral 0.32 ± 0.06 0.44 ± 0.11 0.43 ± 0.15
  Ventral 0.30 ± 0.04 0.40 ± 0.10 0.36 ± 0.12
Umbilicus    
  Dorsal 0.48 ± 0.11 A 0.84 ± 0.17 B 0.93 ± 0.14 B
  Lateral 0.32 ± 0.04 0.45 ± 0.12 0.39 ± 0.11
  Ventral 0.32 ± 0.04 0.47 ± 0.13 0.45 ± 0.12
Genital slit    
  Dorsal 0.37 ± 0.04 A 0.75 ± 0.20 B 0.82 ± 0.21 B
  Lateral 0.32 ± 0.04 A 0.46 ± 0.09 BC 0.41 ± 0.11 AB
  Ventral 0.35 ± 0.07 0.48 ± 0.10 0.49 ± 0.24
Anus    
  Dorsal 0.33 ± 0.07 A 0.48 ± 0.11 A 0.73 ± 0.22 B
  Lateral 0.34 ± 0.04 A 0.45 ± 0.07 B 0.56 ± 0.12 C
  Ventral 0.34 ± 0.05 A 0.42 ± 0.07 B 0.51 ± 0.05 C
  1. At each site, inner blubber thicknesses (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.