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Table 2 Measurements (in micrometres) of third stage larvae of Crenosoma vulpis recovered from Cornu aspersum at selected days post-infection (dpi)

From: Development of Crenosoma vulpis in the common garden snail Cornu aspersum: implications for epidemiological studies

Characters/Days post-infection 10 dpi 15 dpi 20 dpi 180 dpi
Specimens studied n = 1 n = 2 n = 3 n = 10
Body length 429 393–419 383–459 (441) 403–509 (466)
Maximum body width 16 21–22 20–22 (21) 19–23 (20)
Tail length 29 26–28 29–37 (32) 30–41 (36)
Anal body width 10 9–11 12–14 (13) 12–16 (15)
Oesophagus length 147 151–155 133–153 (134) 138–164 (152)
Oesophagus width at level of bulb 11 12–13 12–15 (13) 12–18 (14)
Genital primordium, distance from anterior extremity 268 242–259 228–293 (255) 260–303 (273)
Nerve-ring, distance from anterior extremity 70 67–70 65–67 (66) 62–88 (73)
Excretory pore, distance from anterior extremity 79 74–79 74–82 (75) 72–99 (85)
Ratio oesophagus length to body length 0.343 0.370–0.384 0.302–0.366 (0.333) 0.310–392 (0.342)
Ratio distance from anterior extremity to genital primordium to body length 0.625 0.616–0.618 0.578–0.638 (0.595) 0.575–0.639 (0.591)