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Table 4 Comparative metrical data (in μm) for hard parts of the haptor and reproductive organs of D. omenti n. sp. and morphologically similar Dactylogyrus spp.

From: The phylogenetic position of the enigmatic Balkan Aulopyge huegelii (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the perspective of host-specific Dactylogyrus parasites (Monogenea), with a description of Dactylogyrus omenti n. sp.

Character   D. omenti n. sp. D. affinis D. deziensioides D. crivellius
Body length 230–522 600a 470a
width 57–128 160a 120a
Anchors inner length 37–41 46–65 47–49 58–61
outer length 34–37 39–50 35–37 49–52
inner root length 11–16 12–21 16–17 19–20
outer root length 3–6 3–6 5–6 7–8
point length 6–7 12–15 12–14 17–18
Ventral bar length 28–31 50a 43–47 42a
width 22–27 34a 30–32 26a
Dorsal bar length 21–23 36–46 33a 42–43
width 4–5 4–8 3–4 9a
Marginal hooks length 19–32 21–33 25–28 31–34
Needle length 11–12
MCO length 34–38 37–47 46a 58–62
Vagina length 54–62 40–50
  1. aMaximum values of measured trait
  2. Measurements of D. affinis, D. deziensioides and D. crivellius are obtained from [91]