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Table 5.

Measurements of Onchobdella ximenae n. sp. and O. voltensis. All measurements in μm as the average ± standard deviation, count and range (in parentheses).

Species O. ximenae n. sp. O. voltensis
Host H. stellifer, H. elongatus H. fasciatus, H. bimaculatus
Locality 4, 6 & 7 Volta Lake
Reference Present study Paperna [26]
Number of specimens 12 7
Ventral Anchor
 f 11, 5 (8–12) 15–20
Dorsal Anchor
 a 51, 6 (49–54) 60–90
 b 43, 6 (40–46) /
 c 2, 6 (1–3) /
 d 19, 6 (17–21) 10–15
 e 22, 6 (21–23) /
Uncinuli
 uncinuli 1 / 10
 uncinuli 2 13, 2 (12–13) /
 uncinuli 3 13, 3 (12–15) /
 uncinuli 4 13, 3 (12–14) /
 uncinuli 5 13, 4 (11–13) /
 uncinuli 6 13, 6 (11–15) /
Ventral Bars
 x 34, 6 (29–43) 20–40
Dorsal Bar
 x 50, 5 (31–69) 70–100
 h 33, 5 (29–41) /
 w 5, 6 (4–6) 2–5
MCO
 pe 66, 7 (60–70) 30–50
 ap 22, 6 (19–26) 25–30
 he 3, 7 (2–5) N.A.
Vg
 L 33, 2 (21–40) N.A.
 l 3, 2 (2–3) N.A.

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