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Table 2 Morphometrics of Lernaea cyprinacea (Lcy) and L. cruciata (Lcr) specimens collected from experimental infections and in the wild

From: Morphology is not a reliable taxonomic tool for the genus Lernaea: molecular data and experimental infection reveal that L. cyprinacea and L. cruciata are conspecific

SampleCharacterMean ± SDRangeCV (%)
Lcy wildBody length7.79 ± 2.445.01–12.4031.35
Anchor width3.31 ± 1.091.45–6.0332.91
Anterior dorsal processes0.80 ± 0.330.07–1.7340.73
Posterior dorsal processes0.42 ± 0.190.15–0.9545.68
Ventral arms0.65 ± 0.230.26–1.1334.50
Lcr wildBody length7.11 ± 0.925.69–8.2612.98
Anchor width1.16 ± 0.340.71–2.0029.11
Dorsal processes0.56 ± 0.180.31–1.0033.07
Ventral arms0.53 ± 0.160.33–1.0030.82
Lcy labBody length8.86 ± 1.716.67–12.319.30
Anchor width2.31 ± 1.370.87–6.1359.24
Anterior dorsal processes0.90 ± 0.390.26–1.7442.91
Posterior dorsal processes0.44 ± 0.200.21–0.9644.82
Ventral arms0.55 ± 0.210.31–1.0137.39
Lcr labBody length7.10 ± 1.005.79–8.0514.10
Anchor width1.19 ± 0.290.89–1.6424.22
Dorsal processes0.48 ± 0.090.33–0.5619.43
Ventral arms0.49 ± 0.100.34–0.5820.15
  1. Note: Pairwise comparison P-values are available in Table 2
  2. Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; CV, coefficient of variation; lab, experimental infections