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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  20.4 - 22.6  x  3.5 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  26 - 39.5  x  4.2 - 5.6  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 24  x  4 - 4.5  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  14.1 - 18.3  x  3 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  27.5 - 38  x  4.2 - 5.6  / 3
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  22.6 - 33.1  x  4.2 - 5.6  /
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  77.6 - 105  x  11.3 - 13.4  (14) /
N/A spirocysts   - 56.4  (80) x   - 6.3  (7) /

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