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Table IV.

Comparative characteristics of the microfilariae and cuticular bosses of the females of the species of Ochoterenella.

Microfilaria Cuticular bosses at mid-body

Distance between
Ochoterenella species References Length Maximum width Anterior end Posterior end Length bosses bands
esslingeri n. sp. This paper 97–132 4–4.5* wider than mid-body attenuated absent** absent** absent**
convoluta Travassos, 1929 ND ND ND ND 6–20 irregular no bands
scalaris Travassos, 1929 ND ND ND ND 20 8 5–6
vellardi Travassos, 1929 ND ND ND ND 16 80–120 40–112
digiticaudata Esslinger, 1986 96–134 2.6–3.6 as wide as mid-body not attenuated, rounded tip 7–10 13–20 62–93
guyanensis Bain and Prod’hon, 1974 130–190 4.5 slightlyattenuated not attenuated, rounded tip 5 4–5 30–35
albareti Bain et al, 1979 62–68 5–5.5 as wide as mid-body attenuated 20 30–120 18–20
dufourae Bain et al, 1979 108–138 4 as wide as mid-body slightly attenuated 4–7 10–20 30–80
oumari Bain et al, 1979 88–99 5 slightly attenuated attenuated 6–12 10–40 40–50
royi Bain et al, 1979 130–163 5 wider than mid-body attenuated 7–15 7–15 30–50
caballeroi Esslinger, 1987 76–88 3.4–4.1 subterminal constriction attenuated 9–16 15–48 36–69
nanolarvata Esslinger, 1987 51–67 5.1–6.2* wider than mid-body constricted 8–15 28–37 35–44
chiapensis Esslinger, 1988 68–91 (80) 5–7 (6.4) sligthly constricted abruptly attenuated 10–15 20–70 30–40
figueroai Esslinger, 1988 74–85 (81) 5.3–6.3 (5.7)* wider than mid-body attenuated 10–24 37–44 58–67
lamothei Esslinger, 1988 88–96 (91) 5.4–6.2* wider than mid-body attenuated 7–18 28–42 48–59
complicata Esslinger, 1989 96-114 (104) 3.6–4.4 as wide as mid-body not attenuated, rounded tip 3–7 18–27 26–37
*

maximum width near anterior end;

**

present in caudal region, rounded, 3-6 in diameter, irregularly arranged; figures in brackets indicate the range where available; bold: characters distinct from the present material; ND: not determined.

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