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Table 2 Diversity of clownfish communities is consistent with the species recognition hypothesis

From: Ontogenetic and phylogenetic simplification during white stripe evolution in clownfishes

Location Number of species Maximum of identical pairs Randomization P value
Proportion less Proportion equal Proportion greater
Marshall Island 4 1 0.1393 0.6402 0.2205 < 0.0001
Japan 3 0 0.1845 0.5715 0.2440 < 0.0001
Lombok 3 0 0.1850 0.5676 0.2474 < 0.0001
Christmas Island 3 0 0 0.4472 0.5528 < 0.0001
Bali 3 0 0 0.4568 0.5432 < 0.0001
Komodo 5 3 0.5958 0.3068 0.0974 1.00
Keppels (GBR) 3 3 0.5131 0.2974 0.1895 1.00
Hoga 6 3 0.1807 0.4369 0.3824 < 0.0001
  1. Number of pairs of identical stripe patterns in the eight clownfish communities, compared to communities assembled randomly from all clownfish species living in the western and central Pacific Provinces (i.e., a total of 10 species). The maximum number of identical pairs within each natural community was calculated by including the possibility of color polymorphism in some species