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Table 5 Intra-strain variability of ArA 20:4(n-6), EPA 20:5(n-3), and DHA 22:6(n-3) of some freshly hatched Artemia franciscana nauplii. Cysts samples collected in the Colombian Caribbean from 1998 to 2000 (Tay: Tayrona, Gz: Galerazamba, Ma: Manaure, SC: Salina Cero, SFB: San Francisco Bay control ARC1258) (values expressed in area %).

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

EFA Tay Gz Ma SC SFB
EPA 20:5(n-3) 2.7 – 3.6 0.3 – 8.6 1.7 – 3.1 2.2 – 5.9 0.3–2.4
DHA 22:6(n-3) 0.1 0.1 – 0.3 0.1 – 1.3 0.1 0.4
ArA 20:4(n-6) 2.8–3.4 0.1–3.9 0.9–1.1 1.3–3.2 0.9–1.3
DHA/EPA 0.03–0.04 0.03–0.33 0.06–0.42 0.02–0.05 0.03–1.33
EPA/ArA 0.96–1.06 2.21–3.00 1.89–2.82 1.69–1.84 0.33–10.23
DHA/ArA 0.03–0.04 0.08–1.00 0.11–1.18 0.03–0.08 0.31–0.44
Months sampled* (2) (9) (3) (4) (2)
  1. *Each sample was taken from different months.
  2. Note: Values express max.-min. Ranges expressed as percentages of total EFA.