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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1940
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  36 - 41  x  2.5 - 3  /
microbasic p-mastigophores  36 - 43  x  4.5 - 5  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Column
N/A basitrichs  24 - 38  x  2 - 3  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Filaments
basitrichs  34 - 40  x  2.5 -   (3) /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  31 - 43  x  4.5 - 5  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Tentacles
basitrichs  38 - 60  x  2.5 - 4  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Sebens K. P., 1998
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  16 - 26  x   -   / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  67 -   x   -   / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  24 - 38  x   -   / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  31 - 48  x   -   / Unfired
N/A unspecified nematocysts  25 - 36  x   -   / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  27 - 43  x   -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  22 - 42  x   -   / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  25 - 49  x   -   / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  22 - 29  x   -   / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  67 -   x   -   / Unfired
N/A unspecified nematocysts  38 - 61  x   -   / Unfired

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