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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Song J. I., 1992
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  24.3 - 32.9  x  3.5 - 4.3  /
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  27.2 - 31.5  x  4 - 4.3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18.6 - 22.9  x  4.3 - 4.6  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  14.3 - 17.2  x  3 - 3.5  /
N/A basitrichs  27.2 - 31.5  x  4 - 4.3  /
Oral disk
N/A basitrichs  21.5 - 28.6  x  2.9 - 4.3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17 - 21.5  x  4 - 4.3  /
N/A spirocysts  21.5 - 34.3  x  4 - 5.8  /
Pedal disk
N/A basitrichs  15.8 - 20  x  3.5 - 4.3  /
N/A basitrichs  28.6 - 30  x  4 - 4.3  /
Siphonoglyphs
N/A basitrichs  22.9 - 28.6  x  3 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  20 - 21.5  x  4 - 4.3  /
N/A spirocysts  17.2 - 32.9  x  3.5 - 5.8  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  18.6 - 27  x  2.9 - 4.3  /
N/A spirocysts  15.8 - 34.3  x  2.9 - 4.3  /

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