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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1942
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  31 - 38  x  2.8 - 6.5  / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  24 - 31  x  2.5 - 3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  26 - 31  x  4.2 - 4.5  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  7 - 10  x  1 - 1.5  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  10 - 14  x  2 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  18.5 - 24  x  3.5 - 4  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  22 - 26  x  2 -   / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  22 - 56.5  x  2.8 - 6.5  / Unfired
Riemann-Z?ck K., 1997
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  35 - 40.5  x  3 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  13 - 16  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores   -   x   -   / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  24 - 30  x  3 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25 - 30  x  4.5 - 5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17.5 - 23  x  4 -   / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  7.5 - 9  x  1.5 - 2  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  13 - 16  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  20 - 23  x  4 -   / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  20 - 27  x  3 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  11 - 14.5  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts   - 52  x  6.5 - 8  / Unfired

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