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Table 2 Main measurements of females of T. arnaudi (Petter, 1983)

From: Deep-sea parasitic nematodes of the genus Trophomera Rubtsov et Platonova, 1974 (Benthimermithidae) from the Equatorial Atlantic, with the descriptions of two new species

Specimen, no. 1 2 3 4
Maturity Virgin Virgin Virgin Gravid
L, μm 7,170 8,240 5,170 3,390
Amph.dist., μm 56 95 37 36
Tail length, μm 44 45 34 44
Length of cephalic sensilla, μm 5 6 3 3
Diameter at level of cephalic sensilla, μm 53 61 43 27
Diameter at amphidial level, μm 89 112 75 54
Diameter at level of midbody, μm 160 175 187 134
Maximal body diameter, μm 164 177 187 134
Diameter at anal level, μm 130 149 100 77
a 43.7 47.1 27.7 25.3
c 163 183 152 77
c′ 0.34 0.30 0.34 0.57
d 128 87 140 94
V, % 52.4 52.0 49.2 54.0