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Table 2 Measurements (in μm) of the larval stages of feline cardiopulmonary nematodes in gastropods in Greece, presented with corresponding ranges from previous reports

From: Intermediate gastropod hosts of major feline cardiopulmonary nematodes in an area of wildcat and domestic cat sympatry in Greece

Characteristics Aelurostrongylus abstrusus Troglostrongylus brevior Angiostrongylus chabaudi
Ea Nb P (n = 14) Ec Nd P (L2 = 1, L3 = 10) Ee P (n = 69)
L3 L3 L3 L2 L3 L2 L3 L2 L3 L3 L3
Total body length 459–670 330–635 444–608 330–399 417–450 nr nr 330 428–497 580–710 444–868
Maximum body width 25–38 22–38 25–33 22–28 19–23 nr nr 20 20–25 28–43 32–40
Oesophagus length 194–221 130–215 175–195 110–125 121–145 nr nr 160 125–158 213–277 175–250
Nerve-ring to anterior extremity 75–80 40–72 75–85 nv 60–67 nr nr nv 75–80 76–102 88–110
Anus to posterior extremity 34–44 20–35 28–35 35 30–42 nr nr 35 40–43 27–47 43–55
Primordium to posterior extremity 126–265 150–180 162–193 nv 168 nr nr nv 167–178 181–222 90–168
Excretory pore to anterior extremity 87–102 90–99 91–94 nv 50–79 nr nr nv 85–92 84–119 93–112
  1. aReferences [10, 28, 29, 32, 34, 46,47,48]
  2. bReferences [31, 35, 36]
  3. cReferences [10, 28]
  4. dReferences [38, 39]
  5. eReference [44]
  6. Abbreviations: E, experimental infection; N, natural infection; P, present study (number of larvae measured); nv, not visible; nr, not reported; L2, second stage larvae; L3, third-stage larvae