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Table 3 Measurements of female holotype and paratype of Meristoderes imugi sp. nov. from the Korea Strait

From: Occurrence of the newly described kinorhynch genus Meristoderes (Cyclorhagida: Echinoderidae) in Korea, with the description of four new species

Character Length holotype Length paratype
TL 206 μm 199 μm
MSW-8 35 μm
MSW-8/TL 17.0 %
SW-10 30 μm
SW-10/TL 14.6 %
S1 17 μm 19 μm
S2 19 μm 20 μm
S3 22 μm 24 μm
S4 25 μm 27 μm
S5 25 μm 28 μm
S6 26 μm 29 μm
S7 27 μm 30 μm
S8 29 μm 32 μm
S9 31 μm 31 μm
S10 25 μm 28 μm
S11 21 μm 23 μm
MD4 (ac) 38 μm 40 μm
MD6 (ac) 50 μm 54 μm
MD8 (ac) 68 μm 70 μm
SD2 (tu) 12 μm
VL2 (tu) 15 μm 16 μm
LV5 (tu) 15 μm 16 μm
ML8 (tu) 20 μm 24 μm
LV8 (ac) 29 μm 34 μm
LV9 (ac) 45 μm 43 μm
LTS 134 μm 138 μm
LTS/TL 65.0 % 69.3 %
LTAS (f) 22 μm N/A
  1. ac acicular spine, f female condition of sexual dimorphic character, LTAS lateral terminal accessory spine, LTS lateral terminal spine, LV lateroventral, MD middorsal, ML midlateral, MSW-8 maximum sternal width, measured on segment 8 in this species, S segment lengths, SD subdorsal, SW-10 standard width, always measured on segment 10, TL trunk length, tu tubule, VL ventrolateral