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Table 2 Dissimilarity within and between the two locations determined by SIMPER for the whole assemblage, and subsets bioluminescent and HAB species. The top 5 contributors to between-site variation are listed, with the percentage contributed in parentheses

From: Diversity of dinoflagellate assemblages in coastal temperate and offshore tropical waters of Australia

  Whole assemblages Bioluminescent subset HAB subset
Average dissimilarity between sites (%) 24.01 22.88 24.24
Number contributors 147 18 30
Top 5 contributor(s) (%) Warnowia sp. (1.61) Lingulodinium polyedra (8.58) Karlodinium veneficum (4.92)
Paragymodinium shiwahaense (1.27) Protoperindinium pellucidum (7.33) Gymodinium sp. (3.49)
Nematodinium sp. (1.09) Pyrocytis lunula (4.81) Phalacroma capa (3.34)
Protoerythropsis sp. (1.00) Polykrikos schwartzii (4.75) Phalacroma mitra (3.33)
Gyrodinium helveticum (0.96) Alexandrium monilatum (4.66) Prorocentrum rhathymum (3.24)
Average dissimilarity of replicates within sites (%)
Davies Reef   8.46   12.35   8.14
Port Phillip Bay   11.00   17.38   8.99