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Table 4 Citations of the most frequent cetaceans' species according to fishers from São Sebastião and records of the same species incidentally captured or stranded in the studied area (from September 1994 to September 2006).

From: Whales, dolphins or fishes? The ethnotaxonomy of cetaceans in São Sebastião, Brazil

Cetacean species Records of dead cetaceans (1994–2006)* Cetaceans' citations by fishers χ2 P
M. novaeangliae 6 38 23.273 < 0.0001**
T. truncatus 14 66 33.80 < 0.0001**
S. bredanensis 6 16 4.545 0.0550
S. frontalis 8 27 10.314 0.0023
S. guianensis 30 65 12.895 0.0005**
P. blainvillei 49 71 4.033 0.0552
Total 113 283   
  1. *Data from 12 years of monitoring in the studied area by 'Projeto SOS Mamíferos Marinhos' team (S.S. unpublished data, 2006)
  2. Notes: Ho: number of citations is proportional to the number of records for each species. **Significant P value, Ho is rejected.