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Table 1.

Summary of morphological features of Chromidina species.

Parasite Host
Specimens and status Aspect of the anterior end (apex) Crown of cilia Presence of apotomites Presence of hypertrophont Presence of tomites Number of kineties 18S rDNA sequence Reference
Species Type Other hosts described Type Others
C. elegans Sepia elegans Sepia orbignyana, Illex coindetti, Todarodes sagittatus, Octopus salutii Naples, Italy Mediterranean Sea, English Channel and Banyuls-sur-Mer, France MNHN-IR-1970-9 (neohapantotype) MNHN-IR-1970-18 to 64 (paraneohapantotypes) Club-like No ND Yes Yes 14 [4, 11, 15], this study
C. coronata Octopus vulgaris Eledone cirrhosa, Sepiola rondeleti, Scaeurgus unicirrhus, Illex coindetti Naples, Italy Mediterranean Sea and English Channel Claviform Yes ND ND ND ND [11, 20]
C. cortezi Pterygioteuthis giardi Gulf of California Gulf of Mexico Pointed No Yes Yes Yes 12 [17]
Chromidina sp. Illex coindetti Gulf of Mexico Bulbous No Yes ND Yes 12 [25]
C. chattoni Loligo vulgaris Tunis, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea MNHN-IR-2016-326 (hapantotype) MNHN-IR-2016-327-341 (parahapantotypes) Globulous No ND ND Yes 13 LT546660 LT546661 LT546662 This study
Chromidina sp. S50 Sepia officinalis Tunis, Tunisia, Mediterranean Sea MNHN-IR-2016-108 (voucher) Conical No ND ND ND LT546663 This study

ND: not described.

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