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Table 5 Comparative metrical data for adults of Diplostomum spathaceum and D . pseudospathaceum

From: Molecular and morphological evidence for three species of Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae), parasites of fishes and fish-eating birds in Spain

Species Dipostomum spathaceum Dipostomum pseudospathaceum
Host Larus fuscusL.,Larus ridibundusL. Larus argentatus michahellisNaumann;Larus ridibundusL. Larus ridibundusL. Larus ridibundusL.
Locality Lake Mamry (Poland) Ebro Delta (Spain) Lake Mamry (Poland) Ebro Delta (Spain)
Source Niewiadomska [[27]] Present study Niewiadomska [[27]] Present study
TL up to 4,000 1,971 - 2,189 up to 3,600 2,884
FBL 1,110 - 1,480 782 - 1,155 1,030 - 1,720 1,075
FBW 590 - 850 504 - 726 400 - 680 526
HBL 1,560 - 2,920 1,252 - 1,368 960 - 2,190 1,891
HBW 560 - 660 387 - 575 420 - 720 163
OSL 57 - 95 71 - 93 67 - 78 69
OSW 74 - 102 70 - 92 68 - 95 73
PSL 102 - 153 109 - 155 51 - 115 128
PSW - 44 - 62 - 49
VSL 78 - 95 65 - 95 68 - 103 67
VSW 89 - 102 80 - 99 62 - 119 85
HOL 238 - 374 150 - 236 153 - 335 126
HOW 259 - 399 202 - 288 163 - 388 118
PHL 59 - 74 55 - 89 44 - 74 53
PHW 51 - 74 45 - 59 47 - 66 35
ATL 185 - 540 171 - 203 188 - 503 132
ATW 421 - 629 154 - 224 296 - 629 75
PTL 348 - 592 190 - 317 255 - 666 237
PTW 466 - 658 240 - 399 370 - 666 315
OVL 138 - 222 87 111 - 187 79
OVW 163 - 236 83 142 - 238 78
FO/BL (%) 31 - 48 40 - 43 41 - 58 37
Egg-length - 89 - 99 - 96 - 110
Egg-width - 61 - 66 - 58 - 63
  1. Abbreviations: TL total body length, FBL forebody length, FBW forebody width, HBL hindbody length, HBW hindbody width, OSL oral sucker length, OSW oral sucker width, PSL pseudosucker length, PSW pseudosucker width, VSL ventral sucker length, VSW ventral sucker width, HOL holdfast organ length, HOW holdfast organ width, PHL pharynx length, PHW pharynx width, ATL anterior testis length, ATW anterior testis width, PTL posterior testis length, PTW posterior testis width, OVL ovary length, OVW ovary width, FO/BL (%) forebody as a percentage of body length.