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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1952
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 29  x  3 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  69 - 80.4  x  7 - 7  / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A microbasic amastigophores  26.8 - 35.3  x  4.5 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  13.4 - 18.3  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18.3 - 24  x  4.2 - 4.5  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  12.7 - 16.2  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  26.8 - 36.7  x  5 - 5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 21  x  2.8 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  31 - 38  (42.3) x  4.5 -   / Unfired
Carlgren O. and Hedgpeth J. W., 1952
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  17 - 35.3  x  2 - 3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  48 - 75.4  x  5.5 - 8.5  / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  9.2 - 17.6  x  1.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic amastigophores  17 - 31  x  3 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  10 - 19.7  x  2.2 - 3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17 - 24  (25.4) x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  10 - 17  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  10 - 18.3  x  3 - 4.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  29.6 - 39.5  x  4.5 - 7  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 19.7  x  2.2 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  24 - 34.5  x  3.5 - 5.6  / Unfired

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