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Table 1 Morphometric characterization of Sonderia vorax Kahl, 1928

From: Morphology, ultrastructure, and molecular phylogeny of the ciliate Sonderia voraxwith insights into the systematics of order Plagiopylida

Characteristics Min Max Mean SD CV n
Body, length 80 130 113.1 12.5 11.0 12
Body, width 45 70 64.9 5.4 8.3 12
Somatic ciliary rows (dorsal), number 25 31 28.3 2.6 9.2 17
Somatic ciliary rows (ventro-frontal), number 12 18 17.1 2.4 14.0 14
Somatic ciliary rows (ventro-lateral), number 8 13 11.4 1.8 15.8 11
Somatic ciliary rows (general), number 45 62 54.0 4.13 7.75 20
Prebuccal kineties (upper oral lip), number 25 30 27.6 2.05 7.4 3
Postbuccal kineties (lower oral lip), number 18 20 19.0 1.0 5.3 3
Macronucleus, length 25 35 32.5 3.7 11.4 15
Macronucleus, width 22 34 27.0 2.7 10.0 15
Micronucleus, number 1 1 1 0 0 20
Micronucleus, diameter 5.0 6.0 5.4 0.3 5.5 20
  1. All measurements are in μm. Data obtained from silver impregnated or Feulgen stained (nuclear apparatus) specimens. CV, Coefficient of variation in %; Max, maximum; Mean, arithmetic mean; Min, minimum; n, number of specimens investigated; SD, standard deviation.