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Table 2.

Kinematic variables from feeding events in Eptatretus stoutii and Myxine glutinosa

VariableE. stoutii(N)M. glutinosa(N)Feeding stageP-value
Gape cycle time (ms) 988±215 (29) 993±432 (97) C and T 0.946 
Time to maximum gape (ms) 331±122 (31) 354±188 (98) C and T 0.519 
Dental plate retraction time (ms) 649±210 (29) 662±386 (87) C and T 0.867 
Head depression time (ms) 171±56.8 (11) 146±55.2 (25) 0.218 
Head elevation time (ms) 182±74.5 (11) 184±84.9 (25) 0.942 
Maximum protraction angle (degrees) 175±6.25 (7) 178±15.5 (7) 0.608 
Head depression angle (degrees) 14.1±2.15 (6) 13.2±2.06 (5) 0.598 
VariableE. stoutii(N)M. glutinosa(N)Feeding stageP-value
Gape cycle time (ms) 988±215 (29) 993±432 (97) C and T 0.946 
Time to maximum gape (ms) 331±122 (31) 354±188 (98) C and T 0.519 
Dental plate retraction time (ms) 649±210 (29) 662±386 (87) C and T 0.867 
Head depression time (ms) 171±56.8 (11) 146±55.2 (25) 0.218 
Head elevation time (ms) 182±74.5 (11) 184±84.9 (25) 0.942 
Maximum protraction angle (degrees) 175±6.25 (7) 178±15.5 (7) 0.608 
Head depression angle (degrees) 14.1±2.15 (6) 13.2±2.06 (5) 0.598 

Values from each species are means ± s.d. C=capture, T=transport. P-values were determined using one-way ANOVA

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