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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Hand C. H., 1955
Actinopharynx
holotrichs  30.5 - 55  x  9 - 12.5  86 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  25 - 41.5  x  3.5 - 5  79 / Unfired
Column
holotrichs  32.5 - 61  x  9 - 15.5  86 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  12 - 24.5  x  3.5 - 5  88 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 25  x  6 - 7.5  74 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  30.5 - 59  x  8 - 10.5  90 / Unfired
spirocysts  16 - 35  x  3 - 4.5  81 / Unfired
Filaments
holotrichs  56 - 102  x  18.5 - 46  83 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  19 - 31  x  5 - 9  85 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  39 - 58.5  x  8 - 15  92 / Unfired
Tentacles
holotrichs  46 - 92  x  12.5 - 25  91 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  33 - 58.5  x  3.5 - 7.5  95 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  29 - 47  x  5 - 7.5  73 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  45.5 - 84  x  4.5 - 6.5  87 / Unfired
spirocysts  17 - 65  x  2 - 5  84 / Unfired

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