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Table 1 The means of the physicochemical and environmental parameters in the six different habitat types in Garithe

From: The physicochemical and environmental factors affecting the distribution of Anopheles merus along the Kenyan coast

Habitat type Temp (°C) Conduct (S/m) Salinity (dS/m) Dissolved Oxygen (mgL) pH TDS (mg/L) Can % Algae % Emerg % Debris %
Hoof print 23.94 ± 1.07a 53.62 ± 35.70a 42.70 ± 31.68a 170.14 ± 150.66 8.16 ± 0.25 39.68 ± 29.31b 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00 0.00 ± 0.00
Pond 24.18 ± 0.48b 120.76 ± 48.62 57.06 ± 27.97 140.79 ± 59.67 8.28 ± 0.13 262.58 ± 207.07a 22.61 ± 4.00 5.71 ± 2.21 4.38 ± 1.10 14.32 ± 2.36
Pool 25.12 ± 0.43 45.70 ± 15.43 26.98 ± 11.71 47.02 ± 33.76 8.64 ± 0.14 32.51 ± 11.32 16.32 ± 2.65 3.89 ± 1.47a 4.17 ± 1.01 12.96 ± 2.20
Road drain 24.56 ± 0.74 0.60 ± 0.56 0.38 ± 0.27 97.00 ± 48.63 8.51 ± 0.43 0.39 ± 0.35 14.00 ± 6.78 12.00 ± 12.00 0.00 ± 0.00 22.00 ± 8.60
Swamp 24.77 ± 0.77 13.49 ± 10.33 95.51 ± 79.27 95.71 ± 86.40 9.05 ± 0.46 70.61 ± 59.20 68.60 ± 15.81 16.00 ± 13.63 36.00 ± 22.04 20.00 ± 12.94
Well 25.24 ± 0.72 79.26 ± 61.49b 69.95 ± 69.51 21.12 ± 20.09 8.23 ± 0.45 50.95 ± 39.94b 10.91 ± 4.71b 5.45 ± 5.45 1.36 ± 0.97 13.64 ± 3.63
Total 24.71 ± 0.28 70.30 ± 18.49 40.28 ± 11.55 93.43 ± 26.87 8.47 ± 0.09 106.18 ± 66.03 19.19 ± 2.15 5.16 ± 1.24 4.77 ± 1.01 13.52 ± 1.45
  1. a = Pearson’s correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed) with An. merus larvae.
  2. b = Pearson’s correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed) with An. merus larvae.
  3. Key: Temp = Temperature; Conduct = Conductivity; TDS = Total dissolved solids; Can = Canopy coverage; Emerg = Emergent plant coverage.