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Table 8 Shannon diversity index, species richness and equitability (evenness) of benthic macro invertebrate species within the cage areas and at the intermediate site recorded before and after the set of cages

From: Environmental impacts of cage culture in Lake Victoria: the case of Shirati Bay-Sota, Tanzania

  Along the cage Intermediate
Before After Before After
Richness 6 9 5 7
Diversity index 1.317 1.044 0.791 1.604
Equitability 0.735 0.475 0.491 0.825