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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Hand C. H., 1955
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  43 - 62  x  6 - 8  72 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  25 - 38  x  6 - 7.5  51 / Unfired
Column
basitrichs  9 - 12.5  x  2 - 3  53 / Unfired
basitrichs  15.5 - 24.5  x  2 - 3  67 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  21.5 - 29  x  3 - 4  73 / Unfired
basitrichs  25 - 44  x  1.5 - 2  55 / Unfired
basitrichs  10 - 15.5  x  1.5 - 2  47 / Unfired
basitrichs  47 - 72  x  7.5 - 9  64 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  23 - 35  x  4.5 - 6  81 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  18.5 - 30  x  2 - 3.5  60 / Unfired
spirocysts  20 - 39.5  x  1.5 - 3  48 / Unfired
Song J. I. and Cha H. R., 2002
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  31 - 35.5  x  2 - 3  /
N/A basitrichs  73 - 79  x  6 - 7  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  23.5 - 28  x  6 - 7  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  10 - 14  x  2.5 - 3.5  /
N/A basitrichs  19 - 25  x  2.5 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25.5 - 26  x   - 7  /
N/A spirocysts  19 - 25.5  x  2.5 - 3  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  13 - 23  x  2.5 - 3.5  /
N/A basitrichs  66 - 69  x  6 - 7  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  24 - 39  x  6 - 7  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  11 - 14  x  2.5 - 3.5  /
N/A basitrichs  19.5 - 31  x  2.5 - 4  /
N/A spirocysts  21.5 - 41  x  2.2 - 4  /

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