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Table 2

Characteristics of the parasite component communities and infracommunities of Caranx sexfasciatus from Acapulco Bay, Mexico.

Year Date SST °C Salinity (ppt) No. fish Length (cm) Diet Component communities
Infracommunities
Species richness No. of parasites BPI Dominant species % of dom. infra. H Mean number of species Mean number of parasites Mean value of Brillouin Index
2016a May d 28 34.9 65 23.9 ± 4.5 0.68 8 1271 0.707 Neom 73.8 0.90 2.70 ± 1.10 19.5 ± 16.79 0.70 ± 0.41
2016b Oct r 30 34.4 36 19.0 ± 1.3 0.90 14 670 0.391 Neom 13.9 1.15 2.56 ± 1.83 18.61 ± 27.86 0.71 ± 0.58*
2017 Aug r 30 34.6 97 28.8 ± 4.5 0.96 18 2663 0.853 Neom 88.7 1.25 2.89 ± 1.30 27.4 ± 20.1.37 0.56 ± 0.43
2018a May d 29 34.8 63 26.7 ± 3.1 0.70 11 801 0.735 Neom 74.6 1.04 2.22 ± 1.30 12.71 ± 11.50 0.53 ± 0.48
2018b Nov r 30 33.6 51 24.0 ± 3.5 1.0 18 996 0.721 Neom 47.0 1.25 2.41 ± 1.25 19.53 ± 33.98 0.64 ± 0.44
2019 Mar d 28 34.1 110 26.5 ± 5.9 1.1 25 3465 0.813 Neom 64.5 1.40 2.96 ± 1.54* 31.50 ± 30.35* 0.61 ± 0.49

SST = sea surface temperature, Length = total length, Diet = diet variety, BPI = Berger-Parker Index; % of dom. infra = percentage of dominated infracommunities, H = Shannon-Wiener diversity index, Neom = Neomicrocotyle pacifica. *Significant at p < 0.05. Letters as superscripts represent codes of assignment ranges of locations and climatic seasons (d = dry, r = rainy) used in the multivariate statistical analysis.

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