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Table 3 Mean nematode densities and refractometer data (salinity), presented by core designation (sample ID), per deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basins (DHAB) and habitat. Additional file 8 presents density data from each aliquot

From: Metazoans of redoxcline sediments in Mediterranean deep-sea hypersaline anoxic basins

DHAB Habitat Salinity Sample ID Number of aliquots Number/10 cm2 Std dev Minimum in situ volume processed (cm3)
Urania
  Normoxic, normal saline control NA 608-3 2 31.25 44.19 4.2
  Normoxic, normal saline control NA 607-4 2 0 0 4.8
  Normoxic control/halocline transition NA 607-8 2 3878.79 2228.46 0.7
  Normoxic control/halocline transition NA 607-8C 2 594.49 128.06 1.3
  Upper halocline NA 607-10 4 11.08 22.15 3.8
  Mid-halocline NA 608-11A 4 26.7 31.71 3.8
  Lower halocline NA 607-8 F 1 0 NA 1.4
  Lower halocline NA 607-8E 1 7.04 NA 12.6
        32.5
Discovery
  Normoxic, normal saline control NA 609-6 3 1937.5 225.35 0.5
  Normoxic, normal saline control 50 610-11 4 16.63 30.64 16
  Upper halocline NA 609-7 3 41.67 72.17 2.7
  Upper halocline 85 610-14 3 1119.05 802.84 0.4
  Mid-halocline 102 610-16 1 7.32 NA 23.2
  Mid-halocline 102 609-10 H 1 0 NA 1.7
  Mid-halocline 116 610-13 1 17.3 NA 9.3
  Mid-halocline 130 610-3 2 0 0 0.3
  Mid- to lower halocline NA 609-1 2 0 0 1.6
  Lower halocline NA 609-14 4 1.45 2.89 20.5
  Lower halocline NA 610-9 3 0 0 2.2
  Lower halocline NA 609-4 entire 0 NA 31.7
  Lower halocline 146 610-4 1 1.17 NA 17.1
        127.1
L’Atalante
  Normoxic, normal saline control 41 611-3 3 76.55 94.25 16.5
  Normoxic, normal saline control 41 611-8 2 62.5 0 0.3
  Upper halocline 44 611-5 3 123.53 57.16 17.3
  Upper halocline 45 611-C 1 246.58 NA 1.1
  Upper halocline 46 611-4 1 181.82 NA 0.6
  Mid-halocline 53 611-10 4 5.47 10.95 3.8
  Mid-halocline 69 611-2 entire 0 NA 31.7
  Lower halocline 190 611-14 3 0 0 1
  Lower halocline 220 611-17 entire 0.5 1 31.7
  Lower halocline 220 611-18 entire 0 NA 31.7
        135.4
  1. Also listed is the number of aliquots analyzed and amount of sediment processed. Processed sediment volumes are summed at the bottom of each DHAB. NA, Not available; Std dev, Standard deviation; ID, Identification