Table 3: Abundance and diversity indices calculated for resting stages in surface sediments at two stations investigated in Bay of Vlorë.

cysts g−1 dw
Total density  
cysts g−1 dw

Station 40
Station 45

Abundance: average ± standard deviation from three replicates. Total density: sum of cyst abundances observed in three replicates from each station. : number of taxa identified (average ± standard deviation). : Margalef diversity index. : Shannon diversity index. : Pielou’s evenness index.