The erythrocyte sizes in various vertebrates

Range Table - link µm
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Arikan, Hüseyin, Çiçek, Kerim (2014). "Haematology of amphibians and reptiles: a review" (PDF). North-Western Journal of Zoology. 10: 190–209 p.193 figure 1
Primary Source Stephan, F. (1954): Morphologie générale du system circulatoire. pp. 854-973. In: Grasse, P.P. (ed.): Traité de Zoologie, 12. Mason, Paris.
Comments P.193 left column 3rd paragraph: "Amphibians have the largest erythrocytes among vertebrates (Fig. 1). Amphiuma tridactilum is the species with the largest erythrocytes recorded (70×40 μm) (Vernberg 1955). Among the amphibian species living in Turkey, the largest erythrocytes (33.28-20.13 μm) were detected in Salamandra infraimmaculata (Table 1) (Atatür et al. 1998). The erythrocytes of amphibians and reptiles are ellipsoidal to some extent and located at the centre of the cell (Fig. 1A). In the blood smears prepared with Wright’s stain, the cytoplasms appear light yellowish-pink and the chromophilic nucleus appears dark purplish blue (Atatür et al. 1998)."
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