Table 1 Comparison of the alpha diversity indices, based on natural log (QIIME, Version 1.8.0), including Shannon and Simpson indices as well as Chao 1 estimates, for each of the SHS studied, based on the average of triplicate samples per specimen over a time series.

From: Community profiling of the intestinal microbial community of juvenile Hammerhead Sharks (Sphyrna lewini) from the Rewa Delta, Fiji

Hammerhead shark reference (SHS) Date captured Shannon Index (±standard error) Simpson Index (±standard error) Chao 1 (±standard error)
169 20 Nov 2014/0 2.40 ± 0.01 0.68 ± 0.04 24.33 ± 8.33
171 21 Nov 2014/1 2.57 ± 0.11 0.74 ± 0.02 14.08 ± 1.24
190 1 Dec 2014/11 3.11 ± 0.40 0.80 ± 0.05 26.00 ± 3.47
194 1 Dec 2014/11 2.33 ± 0.23 0.64 ± 0.08 21.50 ± 4.82
195 1 Dec 2014/11 2.40 ± 0.43 0.71 ± 0.05 19.70 ± 3.18
229 8 Dec 2014/18 1.07 ± 0.51 0.39 ± 0.02 4.67 ± 0.67
230 8 Dec 2014/18 2.78 ± 0.14 0.72 ± 0.03 29.83 ± 7.66
239 9 Dec 2014/19 2.65 ± 0.25 0.76 ± 0.02 24.28 ± 4.02
248 12 Dec 2014/22 2.68 ± 0.52 0.72 ± 0.15 26.75 ± 8.71
249 12 Dec 2014/22 1.73 ± 0.73 0.50 ± 0.11 10.33 ± 2.18
251 12 Dec 2014/22 3.29 ± 0.10 0.85 ± 0.04 23.25 ± 5.41
265 22 Dec 2014/32 2.44 ± 0.29 0.68 ± 0.05 26.17 ± 5.93
268 22 Dec 2014/32 1.12 ± 0.61 0.37 ± 0.04 5.50 ± 0.50
269 22 Dec 2014/32 3.09 ± 0.03 0.84 ± 0.01 13.00 ± 0.50
  1. A higher value indicates a greater diversity.