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Table 2 Morphometrics of large (*) and small ( ) fish trypanosomes collected at the study sites

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

Fish hosts by species Number measured and morphometrics of fish trypanosomes
No MA MP MK PK NL BW TBL NI
Clinus agilis* 7 37.1 ± 2.1 33.0 ± 1.9 21.5 ± 5.0 14.3 ± 4.0 4.0 ± 0.4 9.1 ± 1.4 70.1 ± 2.4 0.9 ± 0.9
(33.7 - 40.6) (31.0 - 36.8) (14.6 - 29.4) (9.2 - 20.8) (3.3 - 4.4) (7.1 - 11.1) (67.2 - 74.7)
Clinus. cottoides* 14 36.1 ± 3.5 35.4 ± 4.7 19.7 ± 2.6 18.2 ± 2.8 4.4 ± 0.6 10.4 ± 3.4 71.5 ± 7.2 1.0 ± 1.3
(31.7 - 42.0) (24.4 - 42.9) (14.9 - 24.1) (13.7 - 22.6) (3.4 - 5.3) (6.9 - 18.1) (59.8 – 81.1)
C. cottoides 12 15.0 ± 3.9 19.2 ± 2.8 11.8 ± 3.2 7.7 ± 1.9 3.1 ± 0.4 4.5 ± 1.6 34.2 ± 5.8 1.3 ± 0.7
(9.8 - 22.1) (15.4 - 25.2) (3.3 - 16.3) (4.2 - 10.3) (2.7 - 3.6) (2.6 - 7.5) (25.2 - 46.3)
Clinus taurus* 1 33.2 29.1 - - 2.6 6.2 62.3 0.9
Clinus superciliosus* 22 34.6 ± 5.7 35.5 ± 3.6 24.7 ± 4.2 14.0 ± 3.3 3.5 ± 0.8 5.8 ± 1.3 73.3 ± 11.0 1.0 ± 0.1
(27.0 – 49.2) (28.1 – 43.2) (18.9 – 30.3) (9.3 – 19.2) (2.2 – 4.8) (4.1 – 8.5) (55.1 – 97.7)
C. superciliosus 15 21.6 ± 1.8 20.8 ± 2.5 12.3 ±1.9 7.9 ±1.2 2.9 ± 0.6 3.6 ± 0.8 42.4 ± 4.1 1.0 ± 0.1
(18.2 – 24.2) (15.9 – 24.8) (10.2 – 13.9) (6.6 – 8.9) (1.9 – 4.5) (2.6 - 5.7) (35.1 – 48.8)
Parablennius cornutus 3 12.8, 15.7, 16.5 15.7, 16.1, 19.5 13.5, 13.5, 14.4 4.2, 4.7, 5.1 2.0, 2.5, 2.8 1.4, 2.2, 2.5 31.5, 32.3, 32.5 1.2, 1.0, 1.2
  1. Trypanosome measurements in μm ± standard deviation; range in parenthesis. Abbreviations: No number of trypanosomes measured, MA midnucleus to anterior, MP midnucleus to posterior, MK midnucleus to kinetoplast, PK posterior to kinetoplast, NL nuclear length, BW body width, TBL total body length, NI nuclear index (MP/MA). Free flagellum not visible in most individuals and its measurements are omitted; kinetoplast of one large trypanosome from Clinus taurus also ill-defined and its morphometrics are also omitted.
  2. *fish with large trypanosomes, fish with small trypanosomes.