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Table 6 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of adult females of N. cirinoi (Indomalayan specimens) mounted in Hoyer’s medium. Abbreviations: N – number of specimens/structures measured, RANGE refers to the smallest and the largest structure among all measured specimens; SD – standard deviation; sp – the proportion between the length of a given structure and the length of the scapular plate; ? – unknown

From: New Indomalayan Nebularmis species (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae) provoke a discussion on its intrageneric diversity

CHARACTERISTIC N RANGE MEAN SD
μm sp μm sp μm sp
Body length 9 200 252 384 446 220 416 18 22
Scapular plate length 9 45.7 62.5    53.1 4.4
Head appendage lengths
 Cirrus internus 8 17.4 25.8 36.2 47.8 20.8 40.0 2.4 3.9
 Cephalic papilla 9 8.2 9.7 14.9 19.3 9.2 17.4 0.5 1.4
 Cirrus externus 9 20.1 26.7 39.7 49.4 23.9 45.2 2.1 3.5
 Clava 9 4.5 8.2 8.3 14.9 6.9 13.0 1.1 2.2
 Cirrus A 7 64.8 72.2 112.8 133.7 68.1 125.7 2.6 7.0
 Cirrus A/Body length ratio 7 28% 35%    30% 2%
Body appendage lengths
 Spine on leg I length 8 2.0 4.6 4.4 7.5 3.5 6.6 0.8 1.1
 Papilla on leg IV length 8 3.6 5.1 6.2 9.6 4.3 8.2 0.5 1.0
 Number of teeth on the collar 9 8 11    9.0 1.1
Claw I heights
 Branch 9 12.6 15.3 24.5 28.1 14.0 26.5 0.7 1.1
 Spur 8 3.1 4.1 5.1 7.6 3.5 6.5 0.4 0.8
 Spur/branch height ratio 8 21% 29%    25% 3%
Claw II heights
 Branch 9 12.4 14.4 23.0 27.1 13.3 25.1 0.6 1.3
 Spur 8 2.8 4.0 5.4 6.9 3.2 6.0 0.4 0.5
 Spur/branch height ratio 8 22% 28%    24% 2%
Claw III heights
 Branch 9 12.3 14.3 22.9 27.8 13.3 25.1 0.6 1.6
 Spur 9 2.6 3.6 5.0 7.2 3.2 6.1 0.3 0.8
 Spur/branch height ratio 9 21% 27%    24% 2%
Claw IV heights
 Branch 9 15.2 17.4 26.6 33.7 16.2 30.7 0.7 2.3
 Spur 1 4.5 4.5 7.2 7.2 4.5 7.2 ? ?
 Spur/branch height ratio 1 27% 27%     27% ?