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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1951
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  23.3 - 33.8  x  3 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 16  x  2.2 - 2.8  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  32.4 - 48.6  x  4.2 - 5.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  24 - 25.4  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 31  x  2.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 17.6  x  1.5 - 2.2  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  32.4 - 38.8  x  5 - 7  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 26  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  24 - 29.6  x  2.8 - 3  / Unfired
Daly M., 2004
Acrorhagi
N/A holotrichs  27.3 - 49.7  x  3 - 5.6  66 4 / 4 Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  9.8 - 13.3  x  1.7 - 3  (3.4) 31 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  19.4 - 32.9  x  2.5 - 4.8  73 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  15.8 - 22.6  x  4.4 - 5.4  10 2 / 4 Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  15.7 - 21.1  x  1.8 - 3.1  (3.8) 30 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  24.2 - 29.9  x  2.6 - 4.1  26 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  14.8 - 18.6  x  2.1 - 3.5  46 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  20.6 - 31.3  x  2.3 - 4.1  57 4 / 4 Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs (10.4)  12.7 - 16.7  x  1.6 - 2.4  (2.7) 37 3 / 4 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  23.1 - 29.9  x  2.7 - 3  12 2 / 4 Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  27.2 - 34.8  x  3.8 - 6.2  39 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  14.7 - 21.8  x  2.9 - 4.5  (4.9) 43 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17.1 - 22.9  x  3.5 - 5.4  42 4 / 4 Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 33.1  x (1.8)  2.4 - 4.1  57 4 / 4 Unfired
N/A spirocysts  15.8 - 32.2  (36.5) x (1.6)  2 - 3.9  (4.5) 50 4 / 4 Unfired

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