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Table 1 Summary of the width and number of longitudinal ridges on the surface of Dirofilaria species in a dorsal lesion

From: A combined human case of Dirofilaria ursi infection in dorsal subcutaneous tissue and Anisakis simplex sensu stricto (s.s.) infection in ventral subcutaneous tissue

Section Diameter (μm) Thickness of cuticle (μm) Longitudinal cuticular ridges
Number Distance (μm)
1 200–270 15 77 5
2 250–310 12.5 70 10
3 240–280 15 69 10
4 250–320 10 72 10
5 250–310 12.5 72 12.5
6 230–360 15 71 7.5
7 250–315 17.5 82 10
8 200–320 12.5 65 10
9 270–320 7.5 71 7.5
10 220–310 12.5 72 7.5