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Table 2 Measurements (in μm) for the main morphological features showing differences between gravid specimens of P. pseudofolium and P. angulatum

From: Host specificity, molecular phylogeny and morphological differences of Phyllodistomum pseudofolium Nybelin, 1926 and Phyllodistomum angulatum Linstow, 1907 (Trematoda: Gorgoderidae) with notes on Eurasian ruffe as final host for Phyllodistomum spp.

Parasite P. pseudofolium
(n = 17)
P. angulatum
(n = 17)
P. angulatum
(n = 5)
Host Gymnocephalus cernuus Sander lucioperca Lota lota
Body length 1,007–1,764 (1,290.6) 2,304–2,988 (2,560) 2,736–3,744 (3,168)
Body width 315–1,080 (567) 720–1,476 (1,127) 1,224–1,656 (1,462)
Oral sucker width 138–252 (175) 207–297 (253) 243–387 (310)
Ventral sucker width 126–216 (171) 306–450 (392) 360–513 (430)
Sucker ratio 0.85–1.27 (1.03) 0.56–0.74 (0.65) 0.68–0.77 (0.72)
Eggs (n = 20) 29–33 × 16–20
(30 × 19)
33–40 × 18–20
(35 × 20)
33–40 × 20–22
(37 × 21)