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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1952
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  21.8 - 25.4  x  3 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  14 - 17  x  2.2 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  24 - 32.6  x  3.5 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  15.5 - 21  x  4.2 -   / Unfired
N/A atrichs  33.8 - 46.5  x  4.5 - 6  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 15.5  x  2.2 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 19.7  x  2.2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  21 - 25.4  x  2.8 - 3.5  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  26.8 - 41  x  5 - 7  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  15 - 21  x (2.5)   -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 24  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 24  x  2.2 - 2.8  / Unfired
Carlgren O. and Hedgpeth J. W., 1952
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  12 - 22.6  x  2.2 - 3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17 - 19  x  4.2 -   / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  18.3 - 22.6  x  4 - 4.5  / Unfired
N/A atrichs  33.8 - 46.5  x  4.2 - 5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 21  x  2.2 - 8  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  24 - 35.2  x  4.5 - 6.3  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 15.5  x  2.2 - 3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18.3 - 20.4  x  4.5 -   / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 19.7  x  2.2 - 2.8  / Unfired
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Distribution

 Western Atlantic, from North Caroline to Barbados; along the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (Carlgren and Hedgpeth 1952); and Caroline Islands, Micronesia (Bosc 1802). This is the first record for the coast of Mexico; found in the VRS (see Table 1).
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 25
  Temperature range (°C): 27.840 - 28.853
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.126 - 1.043
  Salinity (PPS): 34.220 - 35.974
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.486 - 4.537
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.158
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.170 - 2.755

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Depth range (m): 0 - 25

Temperature range (°C): 27.840 - 28.853

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.126 - 1.043

Salinity (PPS): 34.220 - 35.974

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.486 - 4.537

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.131 - 0.158

Silicate (umol/l): 1.170 - 2.755
 
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