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Table 1 Comparative measurements (in μm) shown as range (mean ± SD) of Myxobolus pseudoacinosus and morphologically similar Myxobolus spp. from Cyprinus carpio

From: Morphological plasticity in Myxobolus Bütschli, 1882: a taxonomic dilemma case and renaming of a parasite species of the common carp

Species Country Infection site LS WS TS LLPC WLPC LSPC WSPC NCF Reference
Narrow type China Gills 14.3–15.9 (15.0 ± 0.5) 4.3–6.6 (5.5 ± 0.5) 4.4–6.2 (5.0 ± 0.3) 5.7–7.8 (6.6 ± 0.5) 2.2–3.9 (2.9 ± 0.4) 3.0–4.3 (3.6 ± 0.3) 0.6–1.6 (1.0 ± 0.2) 7–8 Present study
Wide type China Gills 12.9–15.6 (14.1 ± 0.5) 6.0–7.3 (6.5 ± 0.3) 5.2–5.8 6.0–7.3 (6.5 ± 0.3) 3.2–4.2 (3.7 ± 0.2) 2.8–3.8 (3.2 ± 0.3) 0.9–1.4 (1.2 ± 0.1) 6–8 Present study
M. paratoyamai Japan Gills 14.7–16.4 (15.4) 5.5–6.8 (6.3) 5.6–6.4 (6.1) 5.9–7.1 (6.5) 3.1–4.2 (3.7) 5–6 [12]
M. paratoyamai China Nares, ureter 12.5–14.2 5.5–7.0 5.0 6.2–7.4 2.2–2.5 [2]
M. acinosus China Gills 10.8–13.2 (12.6) 5.6–7.2 (6.4) 4.8–6.0 (5.3) 4.8–6.0 (5.3) 2.4–3.4 (2.8) 2.4–3.0 1.0–1.4 5–6 [2]
M. acinosus China Gills 10.1–11.3 (10.7 ± 0.4) 5.5–6.7 (5.9 ± 0.3) 4.3–5.4 (4.9 ± 0.3) 2.7–3.3 (3.0 ± 0.2) 2.6–3.3 (3.0 ± 0.3) 1.0–1.5 (1.3 ± 0.2) 7–8 Huang & Gu (unpublished)
M. toyamai Japan Gills 15.0 7.0–8.0 7.0–8.0 3.0–4.0 [38]
M. toyamai China Gills, kidneys 13.2–15.6 (14.0) 4.8–6.0 (5.5) 4.4–5.4 5.7 2.4–3.6 2.4–3.6 0.6–1.0 7–8 [2]
M. toyamai USA Gills 14.7–16.8 (16.2) 4.5–6.0 (5.6) 5.8–7.2 (6.4) 3.4–4.6 (4.2) [31]
M. toyamai Japan Gills 13.5–15.8 (14.3) 4.5–6.3 (5.5) 5.0–6.8 (5.8) 2.3–4.5 (3.5) 2.7–4.5 (3.4) 0.5–1.4 (0.8) [39]
  1. Abbreviations: LS, spore length; WS, spore width; TS, spore thickness; LLPC, large polar capsule length; WLPC, large polar capsule width; LSPC, small polar capsule length; WSPC, small polar capsule width; NCF, number of polar filament coils; –, not available