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Table 5 Population means for 10 morphological measurements (mm ± SE) and the number of dorsal spines (± SE)

From: Morphological and genetic divergence in Swedish postglacial stickleback (Pungitius pungitius) populations

Group Site Standard Length Head Depth Head-Eye Length Pelvic Spine Length Anal Spine Length Anterior Dorsal Spine Length Middle Dorsal Spine Length Posterior Dorsal Spine Length Pelvic Girdle Length Pelvic Girdle Width Number of Dorsal Spines
Baltic coast BOV 43.1 ± 0.5 4.95 ± 0.06 1.48 ± 0.03 3.95 ± 0.09 2.42 ± 0.04 1.95 ± 0.05 2.01 ± 0.04 2.23 ± 0.04 7.76 ± 0.14 1.75 ± 0.04 9.87 ± 0.11
Baltic coast BV 39.3 ± 0.7 4.50 ± 0.08 1.54 ± 0.02 3.85 ± 0.08 2.37 ± 0.05 1.74 ± 0.06 1.81 ± 0.06 2.06 ± 0.04 7.13 ± 0.10 1.48 ± 0.03 9.70 ± 0.13
Baltic coast GB 40.8 ± 0.7 4.64 ± 0.08 1.72 ± 0.04 4.15 ± 0.10 2.45 ± 0.06 1.97 ± 0.05 1.91 ± 0.04 2.15 ± 0.06 7.34 ± 0.18 1.56 ± 0.05 9.87 ± 0.13
Baltic coast LSV 39.2 ± 0.4 4.54 ± 0.07 1.60 ± 0.02 3.70 ± 0.08 2.20 ± 0.06 1.74 ± 0.04 1.71 ± 0.04 2.03 ± 0.05 6.95 ± 0.11 1.49 ± 0.02 9.60 ± 0.09
Baltic coast TS 38.6 ± 0.6 4.38 ± 0.08 1.41 ± 0.04 3.99 ± 0.08 2.52 ± 0.06 1.84 ± 0.04 1.89 ± 0.04 2.20 ± 0.04 7.04 ± 0.17 1.50 ± 0.04 9.72 ± 0.14
Coastal lake HV 40.7 ± 0.4 4.81 ± 0.06 1.40 ± 0.03 4.21 ± 0.08 2.52 ± 0.05 1.96 ± 0.04 2.02 ± 0.04 2.46 ± 0.04 7.22 ± 0.15 1.63 ± 0.03 9.47 ± 0.09
Coastal lake KT 42.6 ± 0.4 5.01 ± 0.06 1.43 ± 0.04 4.25 ± 0.05 2.36 ± 0.04 2.03 ± 0.04 2.09 ± 0.04 2.37 ± 0.04 7.77 ± 0.10 1.60 ± 0.02 9.67 ± 0.12
Coastal lake SB 40.2 ± 0.5 4.71 ± 0.07 1.38 ± 0.03 3.95 ± 0.07 2.45 ± 0.06 1.91 ± 0.03 1.96 ± 0.04 2.21 ± 0.04 7.24 ± 0.14 1.61 ± 0.03 9.80 ± 0.10
Inland - no predator AT 53.8 ± 0.9 6.41 ± 0.10 1.82 ± 0.05 2.31 ± 0.08 1.62 ± 0.04 1.42 ± 0.05 1.53 ± 0.04 1.62 ± 0.04 7.83 ± 0.16 1.66 ± 0.03 9.13 ± 0.13
Inland - no predator BN 58.8 ± 0.9 6.68 ± 0.11 1.81 ± 0.03 0.04 ± 0.04 1.68 ± 0.05 0.91 ± 0.11 0.81 ± 0.12 1.40 ± 0.04 7.30 ± 0.19 2.21 ± 0.05 4.63 ± 0.54
Inland - no predator HST 43.8 ± 0.6 5.47 ± 0.09 1.57 ± 0.05 2.95 ± 0.04 1.77 ± 0.04 1.30 ± 0.03 1.42 ± 0.03 1.54 ± 0.03 6.40 ± 0.16 1.32 ± 0.03 9.57 ± 0.09
Inland - no predator LT 39.6 ± 0.6 4.83 ± 0.07 1.51 ± 0.03 2.75 ± 0.06 1.64 ± 0.04 1.29 ± 0.03 1.39 ± 0.03 1.60 ± 0.04 6.45 ± 0.13 1.27 ± 0.02 9.30 ± 0.13
Inland - no predator LN 41.4 ± 1.2 4.80 ± 0.16 1.56 ± 0.05 2.95 ± 0.10 2.20 ± 0.06 1.49 ± 0.05 1.66 ± 0.05 2.06 ± 0.04 6.89 ± 0.20 1.37 ± 0.04 9.14 ± 0.11
Inland - predator VST 40.8 ± 0.9 4.39 ± 0.10 1.28 ± 0.04 3.04 ± 0.10 1.79 ± 0.05 1.40 ± 0.03 1.53 ± 0.04 1.66 ± 0.03 6.18 ± 0.13 1.34 ± 0.03 9.65 ± 0.12
Inland - predator DT 44.8 ± 0.5 5.28 ± 0.09 1.53 ± 0.03 3.12 ± 0.06 1.87 ± 0.04 1.54 ± 0.03 1.63 ± 0.02 1.83 ± 0.03 7.14 ± 0.08 1.48 ± 0.03 9.27 ± 0.12
Inland - predator HM 40.3 ± 1.1 4.37 ± 0.09 1.15 ± 0.03 2.60 ± 0.06 1.64 ± 0.05 1.26 ± 0.04 1.28 ± 0.04 1.53 ± 0.04 6.22 ± 0.19 1.33 ± 0.03 9.88 ± 0.08
Inland - predator RT 30.1 ± 0.4 3.25 ± 0.05 0.87 ± 0.03 1.99 ± 0.05 1.37 ± 0.04 0.98 ± 0.03 0.97 ± 0.02 1.25 ± 0.03 4.60 ± 0.09 0.98 ± 0.02 9.77 ± 0.12
Inland - predator SKT 53.1 ± 0.5 6.03 ± 0.11 1.88 ± 0.04 3.96 ± 0.06 2.23 ± 0.03 1.92 ± 0.03 2.07 ± 0.03 2.16 ± 0.02 8.60 ± 0.14 1.69 ± 0.03 9.33 ± 0.10
  1. See Table 1 for description of site abbreviations and text for measurement descriptions.