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Table 7 Contribution of morphometric measurements to discriminant functions (DF) of A. clupeoides collected from the four sampling sites along the Bay of Bengal coast, Bangladesh

From: Multivariate morphometric variability in sardine, Amblygaster clupeoides (Bleeker, 1849), from the Bay of Bengal coast, Bangladesh

Landmark distance code DF1 (93.9%) DF2 (5.8%) DF3 (0.3%)
HL 1 0.940* − 0.010 0.018
ML 0.482* 0.294 0.290
BL 1 0.465* 0.304 0.257
BD 1 0.449* 0.249 0.183
HH 1 0.417* 0.194 0.317
HD 1 0.379* 0.308 0.262
HD 2 0.371* 0.347 0.199
DFL 0.364* 0.281 0.270
BD 2 0.354* 0.079 0.251
BH 1 0.349* 0.142 0.193
BD 3 0.343* 0.062 0.311
BL 2 0.326* 0.250 0.154
BD 4 0.325* 0.300 0.240
BD 5 0.315* 0.000 0.127
BD 6 0.308* 0.213 0.263
BD 7 0.305* 0.279 0.205
CL 1 0.277* 0.109 0.271
BH 2 0.235* 0.103 0.223
CLD 0.156* − 0.041 0.114
BD 8 0.126* − 0.007 0.072
CL 2 0.378 0.467* 0.361
BL 3 0.275 0.415* 0.163
AFL 0.242 0.304* 0.259
BL 4 − 0.091 0.170* 0.003
BL 5 0.278 − 0.555 0.703*
BD 9 0.429 0.472 0.657*
HL 2 0.362 0.089 0.377*
HD 3 0.183 0.100 0.269*
  1. All abbreviations as in Table 2
  2. *Largest correlation between each variable and DF
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