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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1940
Actinopharynx
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  43 - 58  x  5.5 - 6  /
microbasic b-mastigophores  43 - 58  x  6 - 7.5  /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  34 - 38  x  5 - 6  /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  31 - 34  x  4 -   /
Column
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  113 -   x  43 -   /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  60 -   x  10 -   /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  41 - 50  x  5 - 6  /
Filaments
N/A atrichs   -   x   -   /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores   -   x   -   /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores   -   x   -   /
microbasic b-mastigophores  31 - 48  x  6 -   /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  26 - 29  x  4 - 5  /
microbasic b-mastigophores  19 -   x  4.5 -   /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Tentacles
N/A holotrichs   -   x   -   /
microbasic b-mastigophores  55 - 65  x  10 -   /
microbasic b-mastigophores  58 - 67  x  7.5 - 8.5  /
microbasic b-mastigophores  21 - 25  x  4 -   /
microbasic b-mastigophores (26)  34 - 38  (48) x  3 - 4.5  /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  27.5 - 31  x  3 - 4  /
microbasic b-mastigophores  36 - 41  x  5 - 5.5  /
N/A spirocysts  67 -   x  10 -   /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
spirocysts  40 - 48  x  5.5 - 7  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /

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