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Table 1 Morphometric features of A. daskalovi and comparative data for other Angiostrongylus spp. identified in mustelids

From: A rare cardiopulmonary parasite of the European badger, Meles meles: first description of the larvae, ultrastructure, pathological changes and molecular identification of Angiostrongylus daskalovi Janchev & Genov 1988

Feature/Species A. daskalovi A. daskalovi Angiostrongylus sp. (badger) A. vasorum A. gubernaculatus
Source Present study Janchev & Genov [7] Gerrikagoitia et al. [8] Costa et al. [23] Dougherty [13]
Male (n = 7)     
 Body length (mm) 15.8–20.5 13.4–21.3 19.4 ± 7.7 12.4 18.0–19.5
 Body width (μm) 253–331 254–306 243 ± 20 243 300
 Distance from excretory pore to cephalic end (μm) 227–526 386–463 409 ± 25 373  
 Oesophagus length (μm) 312–335 336–366 333 ± 18 220–275 300–355
 Spicule length (μm) shorter 322–352 336–409 346 ± 24 410–485 510–560
longer 337–380
Female (n = 16)  
 Body length (mm) 24.0–34.0 14.4–31.1 25.0 ± 14.0 15.6 22.0–24.0
 Body width (μm) 366–852 340–511 345 ± 18 268 350
 Distance from excretory pore to cephalic end (μm) 454–618 379–636 447 ± 102 403  
 Oesophagus length (μm) 305–456 356–556 368 ± 17 240–280 335–350
 Distance from vulva to anus (μm) 203–515   295 ± 46 141  
 Distance from vulva to caudal end (μm) 286–612 269–412 366 ± 44 205 205–250
 Distance from anus to caudal end (μm) 60–193 76–115 79 ± 3 67 75–90
 Vulvar opening (length/width, μm) 38–40/4–5     
 Anus (length/width, μm) 8–10/2–3