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Table 1 Biometric determination of Artemia franciscana cysts and Instar I nauplii samples from several strains in the Colombian Caribbean and from San Francisco Bay (control ARC 1258) (units in μm).

From: Determination of biological and physicochemical parameters of Artemia franciscana strains in hypersaline environments for aquaculture in the Colombian Caribbean

Location Cysts diameter Chorion thickness Nauplii length
SFB (ARC 1258) 201.0a ± 15.8 / 183.4 ± 6.9 8.8 432.1a ± 24.6
Galerazamba 232.1b ± 16.5 / 214.8 ± 19.3 8.6 390.3b ± 24.5
Tayrona 233.4b ± 12.4 / 227.2 ± 8.2 3.1 451.9c ± 25.1
Kangarú 236.8c ± 12.3 / 212.0 ± 11.0 12.4 426.1a ± 26.4
Manaure 241.1d ± 12.1 / 223.9 ± 10.2 8.6 414.2d ± 29.3
Salina Cero 249.8e ± 10.5 / 234.2 ± 10.1 7.8 431.7a ± 31.4
Pozos Colorados 252.9e ± 10.7 / 226.5 ± 10.2 13.2 442.0e ± 24.0
  1. Superscripts (a, b, c, d, e) per column denote significant differences among strains (P < 0.05).
  2. Note: Cyst diameter represents both non-decapsulated and decapsulated values, respectively.