**Table 3. Statistical BS rates (mean±SE) between two blue crab groups obtained from the BS rates and similarity matrix**

Group | Group alpha | Group beta |

Group alpha | 0.563±0.017^{b} | 0.435±0.010^{c} |

Group beta | - | 0.601±0.017^{a} |

Values with different superscript are significantly different, p<0.05.