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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Edmands S. and Fautin D. G., 1991
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  9.7 - 17.3  x  1.6 - 3.8  25 4 / 8 unfired
basitrichs  18.2 - 32.1  x  2.2 - 5.2  75 8 / 8 unfired
Column
basitrichs  7.5 - 19.9  x  2 - 4  95 8 / 8 unfired
basitrichs  20 - 32  (36) x  2 - 4  55 7 / 8 unfired
holotrichs  21.1 - 35  x  3.7 - 7.4  37 4 / 8 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  20.1 - 48.7  x  2.2 - 5.4  68 7 / 7 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 30.4  x  2.9 - 5.5  45 7 / 7 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  9.9 - 19.8  x  1.8 - 4  42 5 / 7 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  10 - 21  x  2 - 4  (5) 85 8 / 8 unfired
basitrichs  21 - 31.5  x  2 - 4  (5) 88 8 / 8 unfired
spirocysts  9 - 22  x  1.9 - 4  94 8 / 8 unfired

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