Table 5: Results of SIMPER analysis for resting stages in sediment cores collected at stations 40 and 45 in Bay of Vlorë.

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

Station 40
Average similarity: 44.16

Centropages sp. 1.77 8.77 0.86 19.8619.86
Codonellopsis schabii 2.10 7.00 1.31 15.8635.72
Acartia clausi/margalefi 1.56 6.21 1.22 14.0649.78
Synchaeta sp. spiny type 1.47 5.31 1.10 12.0261.81
Penilia avirostris 1.14 4.47 0.98 10.1371.93
Brachionus plicatilis 0.96 2.90 0.81 6.5678.49
Stenosemella ventricosa 0.78 1.47 0.55 3.3281.81
Strobilidium sp. 0.73 1.43 0.51 3.2385.04
Scrippsiella spp. 0.57 0.95 0.36 2.1487.18
Gonyaulax spp. 0.54 0.71 0.34 1.6088.79
Strombidium conicum 0.44 0.69 0.33 1.5790.36

Station 45
Average similarity: 52.61

Acartia clausi/margalefi 1.88 12.13 2.08 23.0523.05
Synchaeta sp. spiny type 1.73 10.91 1.59 20.7443.79
Codonellopsis schabii 1.43 6.73 1.12 12.8056.59
Strobilidium sp. 1.12 6.05 0.92 11.5168.10
Centropages sp. 1.20 6.05 1.02 11.5079.60
Brachionus plicatilis 0.84 2.73 0.63 5.1984.79
Acartia sp.1 0.75 2.57 0.58 4.8989.67
Lingulodinium polyedrum 0.74 2.39 0.59 4.5494.22

Groups 40 and 45.
Average dissimilarity = 58.63.