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Table 2 Size characteristics of the erythrocytes and thrombocytes from Vipera ammodytes blood

From: Biochemical and hematological profiles of a wild population of the nose-horned viper Vipera ammodytes (Serpentes: Viperidae) during autumn, with a morphological assessment of blood cells

Erythrocyte type Cell size (μm) Nucleus size (μm)
Length Width Length Width
Mature erythrocytes 18.36 ± 1.21 12.65 ± 0.67 8.04 ± 0.73 4.69 ± 0.44
(15.93-21.28) (11.06-13.78) (6.56-9.67) (3.84-5.80)
Immature erythrocytes 15.47 ± 1.51 11.73 ± 1.19 7.91 ± 0.99 6.57 ± 1.1
(11.46-18.37) (9.51-14.85) (5.42-10.49) (4.49-9.24)
Microcytes 13.37 ± 4.08 8.19 ± 1.52 5.38 ± 1.33 4.99 ± 0.77
(9.73-17.78) (6.45-9.30) (4.14-6.79) (4.14-5.64)
Macrocytes 24.82 ± 1.75 14.72 ± 1.26 10.54 ± 1.46 6.53 ± 0.87
(22.44-27.19) (12.44-15.95) (7.55-12.15) (5.32-7.42)
Erythroplastids 10.61 ± 5.4 7.7 ± 1.6 7.7 ± 1.7 7.16 ± 1.2
(6.54-18.94) (5.67-10.12) (5.68-11.06) (5.68-9.76)
Pyknotic erythrocytes 18.40 ± 2.24 12.06 ± 1.84 4.76 ± 0.81 4.41 ± 0.46
(13.19-22.94) (7.87-14.99) (3.84-6.34) (3.84-5.56)
Elongated thrombocytes 12.97 ± 2.32 7.91 ± 1.12 8.88 ± 0.93 5.91 ± 0.61
(3.74-18.77) (5.43-12.66) (6.25-11.03) (4.95-7.79)
Rounded thrombocytes 10.41 ± 1.24 9.07 ± 0.95 7.63 ± 0.98 6.44 ± 0.73
(8.55-13.33) (7.55-12.03) (6.1-9.95) (5.39-7.86)
  1. Values are given as the mean ± SD (range). SD standard deviation.