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Table 5 Measurements of female holotype and paratype of M. elleae sp. nov. from the East Sea and 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 allotype Length paratype
TL 236 μm 206 μm 249 μm
MSW-7 40 μm 37 μm 39 μm
MSW-7/TL 16.9 % 18.0 % 15.7 %
SW-10 37 μm 36 μm 37 μm
SW-10/TL 15.7 % 17.15 % 14.9 %
S1 27 μm 27 μm 29 μm
S2 25 μm 24 μm 25 μm
S3 24 μm 24 μm 27 μm
S4 25 μm 26 μm 27 μm
S5 26 μm 27 μm 30 μm
S6 28 μm 29 μm 30 μm
S7 29 μm 30 μm 32 μm
S8 32 μm 31 μm 31 μm
S9 33 μm 32 μm 35 μm
S10 31 μm 32 μm 35 μm
S11 29 μm 25 μm 28 μm
MD4 (ac) Broken 54 μm Broken
MD6 (ac) 73 μm Broken Broken
MD8 (ac) Broken Broken 63 μm
LV6 (ac) 24 μm 28 μm Broken
LV7 (ac) 30 μm 33 μm Broken
LV8 (ac) 31 μm 37 μm 42 μm
LV9 (ac) 37 μm Broken 44 μm
LTS 115 μm 117 mm 119 μm
LTS/TL 49.0 % 56.8 % 47.8 %
LTAS (f) 31 μm N/A 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, MSW-7 Maximum sternal width, measured on segment 7 in this species, S segment lengths, SW-10 standard width, always measured on segment 10, TL trunk length