Table 4: Results of SIMPER analysis for resting stages from surface sediments at stations 40 and 45 in Bay of Vlorë.

Taxa Av. AbundAv. SimSim/SDContrib%Cum.%

Station 40
Average similarity: 56.81

Scrippsiella trochoidea medium type 119.92 21.61 7.45 38.0538.05
Scrippsiella trochoidea small type 67.73 15.81 6.14 27.8365.87
Scrippsiella trochoidea rough type 35.13 6.44 2.78 11.3477.21
Pentapharsodinium tyrrhenicum type 1 27.33 5.18 8.96 9.1386.34
Calciodinellum albatrosianum 24.53 4.94 7.24 8.6995.03

Station 45
Average similarity: 40.37

Scrippsiella trochoidea medium type 174.21 40.03 5.87 99.1699.16

Stations 40 and 45
Average dissimilarity = 58.20.