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Table 2 Anatomical localization and morphometrical features of adult stages of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus , Troglostrongylus brevior and Troglostrongylus subcrenatus

From: Troglostrongylus brevior and Troglostrongylus subcrenatus (Strongylida: Crenosomatidae) as agents of broncho-pulmonary infestation in domestic cats

Species Localization Sex Length (mm) Width Oesophagus Tail (anus-caudal end) Spicule length
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus (Gerichter, 1949) Pulmonary parenchyma Male 5–6 54–64 240–270 - 130–220
   Female 10–10.4 80 300 27–29 -
Troglostrongylus brevior        
(present study) Bronchi and bronchioles Male (n = 3) 5–6 294–365 281–301 - 600–631
   Female (n = 6) 6–13 335–430 272–298 125–168 -
Troglostrongylus subcrenatus        
(present study) Trachea and bronchi Male (n = 7) 9–10 285–305 255–302 - 613–686
   Female (n = 15) 20–24 486–542 283–312 178–189 -
  1. Measurements are expressed in microns, otherwise specified.