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Table 5 Relationship between neuromast size (length, width) and canal diameter in the supraorbital and mandibular canals

From: Heterochrony, modularity, and the functional evolution of the mechanosensory lateral line canal system of fishes

  Tramitichromis Aulonocara
Neuromast length vs. Canal diameter   
Combined (SO + MD) y = 0.97x-8.54, R2 = 0.50 y = 0.36x + 57.48; R2 = 0.47
SO canal y = 0.95x + 8.0, R2 = 0.53 y = 0.35x + 68.29, R2 = 0.39
MD canal y = 0.91x-17.7, R2 = 0.63 y = 0.35x + 50.0; R2 = 0.62
Neuromast width vs. Canal diameter   
Combined (SO + MD) y = 0.88x-12.6, R2 = 0.76 y = 0.92x-14.8, R2 = 0.83
SO canal y = 0.95x-18.2, R2 = 0.77 y = 0.98x-23.41, R2 = 0.79
MD canal y = 0.79x-7.0, R2 = 0.78 y = 0.87x-8.39, R2 = 0.88
  1. Regressions for neuromast length or width (y) versus canal diameter (x), for the supraorbital (SO) and mandibular (MD) canals combined or individually in each species. See also Figure 12.