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Table 2 The component communities of the metazoan parasites of the shoal flounder Syacium gunteri

From: The metazoan parasite communities of the shoal flounder (Syacium gunteri) as bioindicators of chemical contamination in the southern Gulf of Mexico

Metrics Overall Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Total number of species 13 12 10 4
Total number of individuals 8760 1762 4605 2393
Mean number of individuals within sampling sites 265.45 ± 221.10 328.92 ± 260.74 176.20 ± 173.14 265.89 ± 185.27
Simpson’s Diversity index 0.29 ± 0.25 0.29 ± 0.21 0.45 ± 0.30 0.10 ± 0.10
Berger-Parker dominance index 0.82 0.59 0.84 0.94
Numerically dominant species O. wageneri O. wageneri O. wageneri O. wageneri
Colonization strategy Autogenic Autogenic Autogenic Autogenic
Specialist/generalist status Generalist Generalist Generalist Generalist
Similarity within sampling sites (Jaccard) 0.43 ± 0.23 0.58 ± 0.19 0.21 ± 0.22 0.81 ± 0.17
Similarity within sampling sites (percentage of similarity) 36.43 ± 27.74 38.91 ± 24.92 19.07 ± 23.22 53.72 ± 24.32
  1. The data include the community metrics for 33 sampling sites (Overall) and for the three groups of sampling sites 1 to 3 formed by the cluster analysis (Figure 2) in the Campeche Sound, southern Gulf of Mexico. O. wageneri is Oncomegas wageneri.