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Table 1.
Geographical location and description of sites sampled (location was estimated using Geographical Position System (GPS), model Magellan).
Ecological zone/habitat Station No. Geographical location Mean Depth (m) Nature of substratum 
10 0° 6′S, 34° 44′E 2.7 Clay with detritus of phytoplankton 
 17 0° 9′S, 34° 44′E 2.3 Sandy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
II 0° 17′S, 34° 45′E 2.1 Clay with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
III 26 0° 11′S, 34° 24′E 3.9 Clay with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
 0° 24′S, 34° 2′E 7.3 Sandy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
IV 0° 20′S, 34° 26′E 10.7 Clay with detritus of phytoplankton and other areas with sandy substratum 
53 0° 3′S, 34° 56′E Loamy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants. Some areas have sandy substratum 
 54 0° 3′S, 34° 2′E 3.4 Sandy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
VI 32 0° 20′S, 34° 6′E 39.5 Clay with detritus phytoplankton 
 99 0° 12′S, 34° 12′E 37.6 Clay with detritus phytoplankton 
Ecological zone/habitat Station No. Geographical location Mean Depth (m) Nature of substratum 
10 0° 6′S, 34° 44′E 2.7 Clay with detritus of phytoplankton 
 17 0° 9′S, 34° 44′E 2.3 Sandy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
II 0° 17′S, 34° 45′E 2.1 Clay with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
III 26 0° 11′S, 34° 24′E 3.9 Clay with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
 0° 24′S, 34° 2′E 7.3 Sandy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
IV 0° 20′S, 34° 26′E 10.7 Clay with detritus of phytoplankton and other areas with sandy substratum 
53 0° 3′S, 34° 56′E Loamy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants. Some areas have sandy substratum 
 54 0° 3′S, 34° 2′E 3.4 Sandy with detritus of both macrophytes and terrestrial plants 
VI 32 0° 20′S, 34° 6′E 39.5 Clay with detritus phytoplankton 
 99 0° 12′S, 34° 12′E 37.6 Clay with detritus phytoplankton 
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