Table 2

Transitions between life habit states determined from ancestral state reconstruction on the Bayesian topology

Behavioral transition

Number of observed


Recessing to permanent attachment

0


Recessing to byssal attachment

0


Recessing to free-living

0


Recessing to gliding

2



Permanent attachment* to byssal attachment

0


Permanent attachment to free-living

0


Permanent attachment to recessing

0


Permanent attachment to gliding

0



Byssal attachment to permanent attachment

3 (2 cementing; 1 nestling)


Byssal attachment to free-living

6


Byssal attachment to recessing

1


Byssal attachment to gliding

2



Free-living to permanent attachment

0


Free-living to byssal attachment

1


Free-living to recessing

1


Free-living to gliding

0



Gliding to permanent attachment

0


Gliding to byssal attachment

0


Gliding to recessing

0


Gliding to free-living

1


Total number of transitions

17


*Cementing and nestling are grouped together under permanent attachment.

Alejandrino et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:164   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-164

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