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Table 3 SIMPER results showing the species of macroalgae assemblages responsible for significant differences between each pair of seasons

From: Zonation patterns, composition and diversity of macroalgal communities in the eastern coasts of Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf, Iran

Algal groups Species Dissimilarity (%)
Chlorophyta Autumn vs. Summer (average dissimilarity = 60.09)  
Ulva intestinalis
Caulerpa sertularioides forma farlowii
Valoniopsis pachynema
Cladophora sp.
Ulva lactuca
13.60
12.41
10.84
7.72
7.13
Spring vs. Summer (average dissimilarity = 73.85)  
Dictyosphaeria cavernosa
Caulerpa sertularioides forma farlowii
Valoniopsis pachynema
Ulva lactuca
Ulva fasciata
Ulva intestinalis
Cladophora sp.
14.90
11.79
10.40
9.62
9.15
8.66
7.74
Ochrophyta (class Phaeophyceae) Autumn vs. Summer (average dissimilarity = 27.16)  
Padina australis
Padina tetrastromatica
Padina sp.
13.87
9.91
2.52
Rhodophyta Autumn vs. Spring (average dissimilarity = 70.96)  
Champia spp.
Palisada perforata
Laurencia spp.
Gracilaria arcuata
Centroceras clavulatum
Ceratodictyon variabile
9.31
8.99
8.47
4.30
4.30
3.60
Winter vs. Summer (average dissimilarity = 83.71)  
Centroceras clavulatum
Palisada perforata
Champia spp.
Laurencia spp.
Hypnea spinella
19.32
12.14
7.26
5.62
5.27
  Spring vs. Summer (average dissimilarity = 60.44)  
Palisada perforata
Laurencia spp.
Champia spp.
Gracilaria arcuata
9.71
7.84
6.53
3.99