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Table 2 Morphology of Isthmiophora melis from various hosts obtained in this study

From: Host-dependent morphology of Isthmiophora melis (Schrank, 1788) Luhe, 1909 (Digenea, Echinostomatinae) – morphological variation vs. molecular stability

  Apodemus agrarius (N = 37) Erinaceus europaeus (N = 34) Neovison vison (N = 64) Meles meles (N = 13)
  M Range CV % M Range CV % M Range CV % M Range CV %
L 2,625 1,075–4,100 32 4,476 3,070–5,675 15 3,778 2,350–5,975 19 6,821 5,950–7,725 8
W 623 260–1,050 34 876 590–1,160 14 762 500–1,250 25 1,389 1,250–1,700 10
BA 1,411 219–2,967 57 3,113 1,422–4,344 24 2,356 1,021–5,863 45 7,468 5,838–10,309 16
BW 24 19–30 11 20 16–26 14 20 15–25 12 20 17–23 8
FB 665 315–950 26 904 630–1,030 10 754 530–1,090 16 1,083 960–1,210 8
FO 26 20–32 11 21 18–33 15 20 15–27 12 17 15–18 7
HB 1,558 550–2,750 39 2,997 1,900–3,925 19 2,487 1,680–4,050 21 4,613 4,225–4,940 6
H 58 31–69 12 67 54–83 7 66 47–80 8 71 69–72 2
PTR 692 293–1,225 33 1,640 1,010–2,060 18 1,486 1,000–2,300 19 2,570 2,100–3,025 11
T 27 20–32 11 37 31–46 8 39 34–46 7 38 35–41 5
OSA 22,566 8,247–53,066 42 35,747 22,687–43,352 12 26,897 15,386–57,227 33 57,060 46,163–70,650 14
VSA 127,434 24,732–277,910 49 266,453 79,133–468,454 29 185,377 54,091–515,036 51 508,892 424,077–653,635 15
ATA 118,293 36,287–250,592 53 152,747 37,994–237,463 32 93,766 35,448–248,379 57 447,761 110,391–671,666 35
PTA 129,210 28,339–296,907 53 167,942 37,994–270,948 28 104,482 39,740–259,541 60 475,179 186,560–671,665 31
OA 26,674 3,190–53,066 55 30,758 13,523–61,544 31 21,441 7,850–68,315 61 84,499 70,650–93,435 9
GA/BA 158 99–267 23 112 63–142 15 90 67–129 18 148 56–192 30
U 4 1–8 36 4 1–7 40 3 1–5 40 4 3–9 50
EL 131 120–140 5 129 120–140 5 121 115–125 4 127 115–140 8
EW 81 70–90 8 79 75–85 5 89 80–95 5 82 75–90 7
  1. All measurements are expressed in micrometers; M mean, Min minimal value, max maximal value, CV % coefficient of variation; L-body length, W-maximum body width, BA-body area, BW-maximum body width as a proportion of body length, FB-forebody length, FO-forebody as a proportion of body-length, HB-hindbody length, H-hindbody as a proportion of body length, PTR-post-testicular region length, T-post-testicular region length as a proportion of body length, OSA-oral sucker area, VSA-ventral sucker area, ATA-anterior testis area, PTA-posterior testis area, OA-ovary area, GA/BA-gonad area/body area, U-ventral sucker to ovary distance as a proportion of body length, EL-egg length, EW-egg width