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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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