What remains to be discussed? First of all there are some contradictory statements
in the scientific literature. As microscope amateurs we will probably not
be able to resolve them:
Marcus states a value of 216 µm as the maximum
body length of C. cornutus, probably following the original publication by
Ferdinand Richters, Dastych names values between 172 and 290 µm,
whereas Maucci writes about a "Lunghezza fino a 460 µm".
In the small sample of the Sümeg population the maximum body length
was ca. 290 µm. Probably we simply have to accept that at other
locations C. cornutus giants exist. In any case we can enjoy (adore ;-)
the tardigrades also without those body length values.
By the way: our German language magazine version has been included
Media Index of the University of Exeter where it can be found
among similar publications like "Hamster & Co" and "Marder Online" (marten online).