Table 3

Comparisons between ontogenetic trajectories

A. sex

Chromis

C. bro

C. gla

D. aru

D. tri

P. pav

S. nig


Neurocranium

A. sex

-

Chromis

27.7

-

C. bro

45.4

53.4

-

C. gla

36.1

43.1

20.6

-

D. aru

33.5

38.5

38

37.4

-

D. tri

33.8

36.2

40.3

39.3

12.6

-

P. pav

47.1

53.6

28.5

32.5

37.3

40.3

-

S. nig

43.4

51.8

30.3

32.9

26

28.8

30.1

-


Suspensorium & opercle

A. sex

-

Chromis

45.5

-

C. bro

34.5

52.6

-

C. gla

25.6

41.4

20.6

-

D. aru

27.8

32.5

34.4

28.2

-

D. tri

26.3

31.9

42.1

29

24.9

-

P. pav

22.1

39.3

24.8

19.9

17.2

28

-

S. nig

22.8

50.2

32.5

26.6

30.5

26

28.9

-


Mandible

A. sex

-

Chromis

33.3

-

C. bro

18

40.5

-

C. gla

15.9

36.9

9.9

-

D. aru

21.8

20.1

28.9

24.2

-

D. tri

17.5

24.3

23.5

19.1

8

-

P. pav

16.8

33

17.9

17.8

21.9

20.3

-

S. nig

31.9

34.2

29.1

23.8

25.8

26

30.1

-


Premaxilla

A. sex

-

Chromis

72.9

-

C. bro

50.8

78.5

-

C. gla

40.8

89.6

18.7

-

D. aru

35.8

88.5

52.8

42.1

-

D. tri

27.1

75.2

39.1

31.8

23.4

-

P. pav

46.9

97.6

31.3

21.9

40.4

37.6

-

S. nig

58.2

101.3

50.6

46.4

59.1

55

43.4

-


Angles between the ontogenetic vectors of the eight damselfish species are in decimal degrees. Results are obtained by bootstrapping procedure (N = 400) using VecCompare6. The angle between ontogenetic vectors is considered significant (in bold) if it exceeds the bootstrapped within-group variance at 95% confidence. See Table 1 for abbreviations of the species.

Frédérich and Vandewalle BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:82   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-82

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