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Table 1 Biometrical measures of the epibiont species in the literature and in the present study

From: Epibiontic associations between apostomid ciliates Conidophrys spp. and amphipods associated with fish farms fouling in the western Mediterranean Sea

  Length Width
C. pitelkae (MEAL)
 Trophont 14.6–73.0 7.3–18.5
 Tomont 31.2–94.2 14.6–25.8
C. pitelkae (BT) 65  
C. pilisuctor (MEAL)
 Lacrymoid 19.6–36.4 8.4–16.8
 Spheroid 11.2–22.4 8.4–22.4
 Trophont 22.4–75.6 5.6–22.4
 Trophotomont 50.4–78.4 16.8–25.2
 Tomite 5.5–42 8.4–28
C. pilisuctor (HR)
 Trophont cucurbitoid 20–60  
 Lacrymoid 12–15 6–7
C. pilisuctor (CH)
 Trophotomont 69–84 30–37
 Trophont 42–63 28–33
 Tomite 31–41 16–26
 Lacrymoid 33–42 16–22
Conidophrys (Jassa) (present study)
 Trophont 28.5–71.6 (62.86) 7.40–19.25 (15.94)
 Trophotomont (1 tomite) 75.9–80.7 (77.26) 16.6–7.3 (16.98)
 Trophotomont (2 tomites) 87.3–98 (90.88) 19.5–3.3 (20.8)
 Cucurbitoide 36.4–43.3 (38.46) 13.5–21.6 (16.01)
 Spheroid 18.4–26.6 (21.16) 10.5–15 (12.41)
 Lacrymoid 20.83–43.5 (25.05) 13.3–21.3 (15.26)
Conidophrys (Ericthonius) (present study)
 Trophont 53.3–61.6 (55.31) 18.3–23.3 (19.76)
 Trophotomont (1 tomite) 63.2–66.6 (64.46) 18.6–20 (19.76)
 Trophotomont (2 tomites) 54.3–56.6 (55.15) 13.6–15 (14.1)
  1. Mean: numbers in brackets
  2. BT: Bradbury & Tyson, 1982; MEAL: Mayén-Estrada & Aladro-Lubel, 1994; HR: Hayward & Ryland, 1990 (Chatton & Lwoff, 1935; Fenchel, 1965); CH: Chatterjee et al. 2013