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Table 1 Study sites with dates, fish species with size details, trypanosome and leech prevalences

From: Morphological and molecular characterization of a marine fish trypanosome from South Africa, including its development in a leech vector

Site and date Fishes Prevalence of trypanosomes in fishes Prevalence of fishes with leeches (total number of leeches; adults or juveniles) Prevalence of trypanosome stages in leeches (leech adults or juveniles) Reference
Species No TL ± SD (range) in cm
Mouille Point October 2003 Clinus agilis 1 8 1/1 (100%) 0/1 - [15]
Koppie Alleen October 2003 Clinus cottoides 47 6.4 ± 1.8 (2.6-8.9) 10/47 (21%) 9/47 (19%) (9 leeches; 8 adults, 1 juvenile) 8/9 (89%) (7 adults, 1 juvenile) [15]
Parablennius cornutus 3 7.2, 8.4, 9.1 2/3 (67%) 1/3 (33%) (1 leech; 1 adult) 1/1 (100%) (1 adult) [15]
Tsitsitkamma April 2008 Caffrogobius nudiceps 6 11.0 ± 0.9 (10.1-12.6) 0/6 (0%) 0/6 (0%) - This study
Clinus superciliosus 16 14.0 ± 2.8 (6.4-17.9) 11/16 (69%) 4/16 (25%) (7 leeches; 4 adults, 3 juveniles) 3/7 (43%) (2 adults, 1 juvenile) This study
Clinus taurus 2 20.6, 15.4 1/2 (50%) 1/2 (50%) (1 leech; adult) 1/1 (100%) (1 adult) This study
Pavoclinus graminis 1 13.1 0/1 (0%) 0/1 (0%) - This study
Tsitsitkamma April 2010 Clinus superciliosus 5 13.1 ± 2.2 (9.1-14.9) 3/5 (60%) 0/5 (0%) - This study
Clinus taurus 1 23.3 0/1 (0%) 0/1 (0%) - This study
Tsitsitkamma April 2013 Clinus superciliosus 10 10.7 ± 2.18 (7.8-14.2) 0/10 (0%) 0/10 (0%) - This study
TOTAL   92   28/92 (30%) 15/92 (16%) (18 leeches; 14 adults, 4 juveniles) 13/18 (11 adults, 2 juveniles)  
  1. No number of fishes, TL fish total length and range in parenthesis, SD standard deviation. Reference to the previous and current study.