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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1951
Actinopharynx
N/A atrichs  29.6 - 41  x  5 - 7  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  26.8 - 36.7  x  5.6 - 8.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  15.5 - 19.7  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  22.8 - 42.3  x  5.6 - 8.5  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  43.9 - 64.9  x  12.7 - 20.4  (22.6) / Unfired
N/A atrichs  42.3 - 49  x  7 - 10  / Unfired
N/A holotrichs  48 - 56.4  x  11.3 - 14  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores (26.8)  31 - 43.7  x  5.6 - 7  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  25.4 - 29.6  x  3.5 - 4.5  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A atrichs  26.8 - 35.2  x  5.5 - 7  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  22.6 - 32.4  x  6.3 - 8.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  28.2 - 42.3  x  5 - 5.6  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  13.4 - 19.7  x  6.3 - 8.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A atrichs  29.6 - 35.2  x  5.6 - 7  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  24 - 35.2  x  5 - 5.6  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  19.7 - 24  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  31 - 43.7  x  5 - 8.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  22.6 - 28.2  x  3.4 - 4.2  / Unfired

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