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Table 3

Comparison of measurements of Camallanus carangis four-stage larvae from fish and reptilian hosts in New Caledonia.

Host Parupeneus indicus Chirocentrus dorab Laticauda saintgironsi *
No. of specimens 1 1 1
Body length (in mm) 3.13 4.12 1.31
Body width 136 109 122
Buccal capsule – length 84 105 102
Buccal capsule – width 69 69 90
No. of ridges 17 ? 18
Basal ring – length 12 21 24
Basal ring – width 51 51 54
Length of prongs 78 123 117
Oesoph. cup – length 18 24 18
Oesoph. cup – width 21 21 21
Musc. oesoph. – length 435 571 517
Musc. oesoph. – width 63 60 45
Gland. oesoph. – length 394 490 435
Gland. oesoph. – width 72 60 45
Musc./gland. oesoph. length ratio 1:091 1:0.86 1:0.84
% of buc. c. and oesoph. of body 2 28 81
Tail 72 147 54
*

Sea-snake (Reptilia).

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