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Table 4 Body size and measures of the male sclerotic apparatus in Postbursoplana species

From: Uncharted biodiversity in the marine benthos: the void of the smallish with description of ten new Platyhelminth taxa from the well-studied North Sea

  Distribution Size at maturity Lateral spines Spines in central bundle
mm Number Size range (µm) Number Size range (µm)
P. noldti North Sea 3.0–4.0 4 62–70 8 28–53
P. donoraticensis Meini, 2015 Mediterranean 1.6–1.8 4 52–70 6 46–55
P. fibulata Ax, 1956 Mediterranean 1.0 4 56–60 6 Largest 48
P. macromystax Lanfranchi, 1969 Mediterranean 0.8–1.2 4 42–47 6 35–40
P. minima Ax, 1956 NE Atlantic 0.4–0.5 2 35 8 Largest 35
P. parafibulata Lanfranchi, Melai and Meini, 2010 Mediterranean 1.2–1.4 4 55–73 6 52–62
P. pontica Ax, 1959 Black Sea 0.4–0.5 4 40–42 4 26–30
P. propontica Ax, 1959 Black Sea 0.7–0.8 4 45–50 4 38
P. tyrrhenica Lanfranchi, 1969 Mediterranean 1.5–1.6 4 44–48 4 38