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Table 8 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of N. indicus sp. nov. (type series) mounted in Hoyer’s medium. Abbreviations: 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 Holotype
(♀)
Allotype
(♂)
Juvenile Larva
μm sp μm sp μm sp μm sp μm sp μm sp
Body length 227 387 197 380 191 381 162 423 152 347 113 459
Scapular plate length 58.7 51.8 50.1 38.3 43.8 24.6
Head appendage lengths
 Cirrus internus 17.6 30.0 14.6 28.2 15.9 31.7 13.5 35.2 11.0 25.1 6.6 26.8
 Cephalic papilla 9.1 15.5 7.1 13.7 8.5 17.0 7.4 19.3    3.7 15.0
 Cirrus externus 23.1 39.4 18.6 35.9 18.2 36.3 20.9 54.6 15.6 35.6 10.6 43.1
 Clava 7.1 12.1 6.8 13.1 6.7 13.4 7.1 18.5 5.9 13.5 4.4 17.9
 Cirrus A 48.8 83.1 37.0 71.4 38.1 76.0 42.3 110.4 31.1 71.0 17.9 72.8
 Cirrus A/body length ratio 21% 19% 20% 26% 20% 16%
Body appendage lengths
 Spine on leg I length 5.2 8.9 3.5 6.8 3.5 7.0 3.9 10.2 3.4 7.8 1.8 7.3
 Papilla on leg IV length 5.4 9.2 4.6 8.9 5.4 10.8 4.4 11.5 3.2 7.3 2.3 9.3
 Number of teeth on the collar 8 5 6 7 6 3
Claw I heights
 Branch 16.1 27.4 14.5 28.0 13.0 25.9 12.4 32.4 11.1 25.3 8.0 32.5
 Spur 2.1 3.6 ? ? 2.4 4.8 2.2 5.7 2.1 4.8 1.8 7.3
 Spur/branch height ratio 13% ? 18% 18% 19% 23%
Claw II heights
 Branch 14.2 24.2 12.6 24.3 12.5 25.0 11.7 30.5 ? ? 7.3 29.7
 Spur 2.4 4.1 ? ? 2.2 4.4 2.1 5.5 ? ? 1.3 5.3
 Spur/branch height ratio 17% ? 18% 18% ? 18%
Claw III heights
 Branch 15.1 25.7 13.2 25.5 12.4 24.8 10.6 27.7 11.3 25.8 7.1 28.9
 Spur 2.3 3.9 1.9 3.7 1.8 3.6 1.8 4.7 ? ? 1.6 6.5
 Spur/branch height ratio 15% 14% 15% 17% ? 23%
Claw IV heights
 Branch 18.0 30.7 16.4 31.7 15.8 31.5 15.6 40.7 11.7 26.7 8.1 32.9
 Spur 3.0 5.1 ? ? ? ? ? ? 1.8 4.1 2.0 8.1
 Spur/branch height ratio 17% ? ? ? 15% 25%