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Table 6 Comparative metrical data for the metacercariae of Diplostomum spathaceum and Diplostomum sp. (Clade Q)

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

Species Dipostomum spathaceum Diplostomumsp. (Clade Q)
Host Cyprinus carpioL. Pseudochondrostoma willkommii(Steindachner);Misgurnus anguillicaudatus(Cantor);Silurus glanisL. Cyprinus carpio
Locality Experimental infection Villafranco del Guadiana and Ebro Delta (Spain)  
Source Niewiadomska [[28]] Present study Present study
  Range Mean Range Mean n =1
BL 340 - 451 398 277 - 453 376 229
BW 170 - 296 217 198 - 295 248 180
HL - - 10 - 26 16 0
OSL 42 - 54 48 40 - 57 45 29
OSW 42 - 52 45 36 - 41 39 29
PSL - - 44 - 55 48 31 - 32
PSW - - 22 - 30 26 15 - 16
VSL 39 - 56 46 30 - 43 38 37
VSW 42 - 59 53 33 - 48 43 42
PHL 25 - 39 31 29 - 43 37 24
PHW 12 - 25 20 19 - 26 23 23
HOL 68 - 93 77 63 - 89 75 50
HOW 62 - 102 85 59 - 90 80 84
No. of excretory granules c. 300 - 170 - 184 178 c. 215
  1. Abbreviations: BL body length, BW body width, HL primordial hindbody length, 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.