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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Acrorhagi
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  70.5 - 93  x  5.6 - 7  /
N/A basitrichs  100 - 119.8  x   - 3  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 32.4  x   - 3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  21 - 25.4  x  5 - 5.6  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  12 - 19.7  x  2.5 - 3  (3.5) /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 15.5  x  2.3 - 2.8  /
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 32.4  x  4.5 - 5.6  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  20.4 - 24  x  4.5 - 5.6  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  17 - 24  x  2.2 - 2.8  /
N/A spirocysts   - 31  x   - 3  /
Carlgren O., 1951
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 33.8  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 24  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  48 - 77.6  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  51 - 87.4  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  17 - 21  x  2.5 - 3  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  10 - 12.7  x  2.2 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  21 - 36.9  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19 - 23.3  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 26.8  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired

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