Table 3

Phylogenetic signal of morphology and MCA axes
Phylograms Chronograms
K λ K λ
Standard length 0.186±0.06 0.578±0.07 0.186±0.08 0.647±0.06
Body ratio 0.149±0.09 0.868±0.16 0.147±0.10 0.829±0.08 *
Dorsal fin hard rays 0.201±0.04 0.131±0.24 0.179±0.05 0.085±0.20
Dorsal fin soft rays 0.169±0.07 0.175±0.30 0.150±0.07 0.141±0.26
Anal fin soft rays 0.11±0.09 0.941±0.14 ** 0.109±0.10 0.863±0.03 **
Lateral line scales 0.245±0.10 0.686±0.14 0.216±0.09 0.666±0.21
Pectoral fin rays 0.245±0.13 * 0.977±0.15 ** 0.239±0.14 0.89±0.08 **
Gill rakers 0.068±0.05 0.721±0.11 * 0.068±0.06 0.738±0.05 **
MCA 1 0.097±0.06 0.322±0.41 0.088±0.05 0.326±0.40
MCA 2 0.033±0.03 0±0 0.032±0.03 0±0
MCA 3 0.108±0.05 0.172±0.12 0.106±0.05 0.285±0.12
MCA 4 0.04±0.03 0.021±0.15 0.038±0.03 0±0

Blomberg’s K and Pagel’s λ statistics of phylogenetic signal for the clownfish morphological dataset and host usage MCA in the posterior distributions of phylograms and chronograms. Phylogenetic signal significantly different than 0 is signified by asterisk (* = P-values <0.05, ** = P-values <0.01). Significance was assessed with a randomisation test for the K and likelihood ratio test for λ.

Litsios et al.

Litsios et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:212   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-212

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