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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
basitrichs  57 - 94  x  5 - 7  94 / Unfired
Column
basitrichs  17 - 28  x  2 - 3  78 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  10 - 22  x  2 - 3  71 / Unfired
basitrichs  43 - 76  x  5 - 6  67 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  27.5 - 56  x  6 - 7  68 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  20 - 35  x  4.5 - 6  80 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  15.5 - 29  x  2 - 3  63 / Unfired
spirocysts  24 - 58  x  3 - 4  55 / Unfired
Song J. I. and Cha H. R., 2002
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  14 - 24  x  2.5 - 4  /
N/A basitrichs  31 - 66  x  4 - 6  /
N/A basitrichs  96.5 - 98.8  x  4 - 5.5  /
N/A spirocysts  23 - 46  x  3.5 - 6  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  19 - 29  x  2.5 - 4  /
N/A spirocysts  23 - 25.5  x  2.5 - 3  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  13 - 29  x  2.5 - 4  /
N/A basitrichs  93.2 - 98  x  3.8 - 4.8  /
N/A basitrichs  35 - 63  x  3.8 - 4.8  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  24 - 36.5  x  6 - 7  /
N/A spirocysts  21 - 29  x  3.5 - 4  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  19.5 - 27.4  x  2.5 - 4  /
N/A basitrichs  46 - 66  x  4 - 5  /
N/A spirocysts  29 - 53  x  4 - 5  /

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