Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

Biology: Nematocysts

More info
LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 25.4  x  3 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  28.2 - 35.2  x  7 - 8.5  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  14.1 - 17.6  x  2.5 - 2.8  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  21.1 - 24.7  x  3 - 4  /
N/A basitrichs  14.1 - 16.3  x   - 2.2  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  28.2 - 36.6  x  7 - 8.5  (10) /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  14.1 - 17.6  x   - 2.8  /
N/A spirocysts   - 26  x   - 4.2  /
Dunn D. F., 1981
Actinopharynx
basitrichs (12.3)  15.2 - 27.5  (29.8) x  2.2 - 4.1  97 / 12 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.6 - 35.4  x  5.1 - 9.2  (10.7) 17 / 5 Unfired
spirocysts  17.2 - 26.4  x  2.5 - 4  10 / 3 Unfired
Column
basitrichs (13.9)  14.8 - 22.5  (25.4) x  1.8 - 2.8  (3.5) 132 / 14 Unfired
basitrichs  25.4 - 33.6  (37.5) x (6.1)  7.5 - 10  21 / 4 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores (21.5)  25.6 - 35.9  (37) x (5.1)  6.3 - 9.2  57 / 10 Unfired
spirocysts  15 - 24.6  (37) x  2.5 - 4.1  20 / 6 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs (11.3)  12.3 - 21.4  x  1.6 - 3.1  (3.8) 76 / 11 Unfired
basitrichs (21.6)  22.4 - 36.3  x (2.2)  2.8 - 5.1  80 / 12 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  20 - 37.3  (40) x (4.1)  5.1 - 8.2  (9.2) 93 / 13 Unfired
spirocysts (12.5)  17.2 - 27.1  x  2 - 4.1  29 / 8 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs (9.5)  12.5 - 25.7  x (1.8)  2.2 - 3.9  131 / 16 Unfired
spirocysts (12.5)  15 - 31.2  (32.8) x  2 - 4.1  121 / 16 Unfired

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© Hexacorallians of the World

Source: Hexacorallians of the World

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!