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Table 3 Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients (r) between environmental and community variables estimated for all species

From: Benthic infaunal community structuring in an acidified tropical estuarine system

Variables Number of species (S) Density (D) Richness (d) Diversity (H’) Evenness (J’)
Salinity 0.648**** 0.279* 0.573**** 0.446*** 0.010 ns
pH 0.637*** 0.315* 0.562**** 0.492*** 0.118 ns
Sand 0.114 ns 0.018 ns 0.150 ns 0.0565 ns 0.007 ns
Silt −0.114 ns −0.018 ns −0.150 ns −0.0565 ns −0.007 ns
Clay −0.451*** −0.107 ns −0.450**** −0.349** −0.096 ns
OM −0.570**** −0.030 ns −0.581**** −0.390** −0.056 ns
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, ****p < 0.0001.