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Table 1 Sizes and condition indices (mean ± standard deviation) of the buried and surfaced clams collected from Seonyu-do Island, Gunsan, on the west coast of Korea

From: High parasite burden increases the surfacing and mortality of the Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) in intertidal sandy mudflats on the west coast of Korea during hot summer

Clam type n SL (mm) Tissue wet weight (g) CI
NBC 20 36.59 ± 3.61 3.28 ± 0.88 0.70 ± 0.12
SC 20 38.62 ± 3.19 3.28 ± 1.01 0.55 ± 0.11
t-test   t(40) = -1.880, P = 0.068 t(40) = -2.063, P = 0.054 t(40) = -2.247, P = 0.037
  1. Abbreviations: NBC normal buried clam, SC surfaced clam, CI condition index, SL Shell length