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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1940
Actinopharynx
N/A microbasic amastigophores (26)  36 - 41  (46) x  4.5 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  12 - 17  x  2.2 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12 - 14  x  2 -   / Unfired
N/A macrobasic amastigophores  59 - 72  x  12 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic amastigophores  60 - 77  x  6 - 8.5  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  36 -   x  6 -   / Unfired
Filaments
N/A microbasic amastigophores  24 - 29  x  4 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  7.5 - 10  x  2.5 -   / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  13 - 18  x  2 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic amastigophores  43 - 51  x  5 - 5.5  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  17 - 41  x  2.5 - 6  / Unfired
Carlgren O., 1951
Actinopharynx
N/A unspecified nematocysts  43.7 - 66  x  6.3 - 7  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 21  x  2.8 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic amastigophores  67.7 - 84.6  x  10 - 11.3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic amastigophores  80.4 - 86.8  x  8.5 - 9.2  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A microbasic amastigophores  35.2 - 45  x  7 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  7 - 12.7  x  3.5 - 4  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 21  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic amastigophores  53.6 - 59.2  x  7 - 8.5  / Unfired

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