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Table I.

Morphological characteristics of the females of Ochoterenella esslingeri n. sp. from Bokermannohyla luctuosa in Minas Gerais, Brasil.

Type specimens Paratype Holotype Paratype Paratype Paratype Paratype Paratype Mean SD
Specimen number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Body length (mm) 36.6 34.7 36.5 35.2 36.5 34.5 37.7 35.9 ±1.3
Body width at mid-body 450 440 470 390 450 320 440 422.9 ± 51.6
Body width at nerve ring 220 200 195 200 202 160 212 198.4 ± 18.9
Body width at end of muscular oesophagus 260 230 210 230 220 200 235 226.4 ± 19.3
Body width at level of vulva 500 485 490 ND ND 470 520 493 ± 18.6
Cephalic plate: lateral x dorso-ventral 53 x 36 55 x 30 58 x 35 ND ND ND ND 55 x 34 ND
Nerve ring to apex 295 270 275 210 265 250 270 262.1 ± 26,6
Oesophagus total length 1360 1330 1570 1132 1410 1380 1410 1370 ± 130.2
Glandular oesophagus length 1030 1040 1250 885 1020 1050 1040 1045 ± 106.9
Oesophagus ratio 3.7 3.8 4.3 3.2 3.9 4 3.7 3.8 ± 0.3
Position of vulva in relation to digestive tract intestinal intestinal intestinal intestinal intestinal intestinal intestinal
Distance vulva — anterior extremity 193S 1930 2360 1672 1900 1770 1810 1911 ± 219.8
Vulvar ratio 5.3 5.6 6.5 4.8 5.2 5.l 4.8 5.3 ± 0.6
Ovijector length ND ND ND 2920 ND ND ND
Tail length 250 200 260 250 340 265 320 269.3 ± 46.9
Tail width at anus 122 100 135 100 120 125 170 124.6 ± 23.8
Cuticular bosses at mid-body (dorsal and ventral) absent absent absent absent absent absent absent
Cuticular bosses on tail region (dorsal and ventral) present present present 750–130* present present present
Distance between bosses on tail region irregular irregular irregular irregular irregular irregular irregular
Diameter of cuticular bosses on ventral/dorsal surface of tail 3/4 ND 3/ND 4/5 4/6 4/3 4/ND ND ND
*

from caudal end; SD: standard deviation; ND: not determined; measurements are in micrometres, unless otherwise stated.

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