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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Dunn D. F., 1981
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  13.1 - 26.1  x  1.8 - 3.9  35 / 3 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  26.2 - 32.8  x  4.9 - 6.2  (7) 14 / 2 Unfired
spirocysts  22.1 - 36.9  x  3.3 - 4.9  8 / 3 Unfired
Column
basitrichs  5.6 - 10.7  x  1.3 - 3.1  20 / 2 Unfired
basitrichs  34.4 - 39.2  x  2.2 - 2.8  8 / 2 Unfired
basitrichs  13.9 - 20  x  1.6 - 2.6  48 / 5 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  12.8 - 26.2  x  1.6 - 3.3  46 / 5 Unfired
basitrichs  30.7 - 37.7  (40.9) x  3.8 - 5.1  28 / 3 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15.4 - 20  x  3.1 - 4.6  14 / 2 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  23 - 31  x  3.8 - 6.4  (7.2) 29 / 4 Unfired
spirocysts (18)  20.5 - 28.7  x (2.7)  3.3 - 4.1  11 / 2 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  12.8 - 15.4  x  1.8 - 2.6  10 / 1 Unfired
basitrichs (16.4)  18.3 - 25.6  (35.2) x  2.1 - 3.3  56 / 7 Unfired
spirocysts  15.4 - 33.3  x  2.1 - 3.8  51 / 7 Unfired

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