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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  24 - 32.4  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25.4 - 28.2  x  4.5 - 5.6  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 21.1  x  2 - 2.5  /
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 14  x   - 1.5  (2) /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 35.2  x  3.5 - 5  /
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 22.6  x  2 - 2.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  12.3 - 26.8  x  4.2 - 5.6  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 19  x  2.1 - 2.5  /
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 31  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
N/A spirocysts   - 34  x   - 4  /
Fautin D. G., 1984
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  24.8 - 33.6  x (2.5)  3.1 - 3.9  61 6 / 6 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  24.8 - 28.5  x (4.1)  4.8 - 5.2  (6) 21 3 / 6 unfired
Column
basitrichs  12.4 - 23.6  x  1.9 - 3.5  81 5 / 5 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  18.9 - 24.8  x  2.3 - 3.1  11 3 / 4 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.1 - 28.5  x  3.9 - 5.2  38 4 / 4 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  16.1 - 24.8  x  2.3 - 3.5  35 4 / 5 unfired
basitrichs  27.9 - 34.7  x  2.7 - 3.7  36 5 / 5 unfired
spirocysts  21.1 - 39.7  x  2.5 - 3.7  46 5 / 5 unfired

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