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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Hand C. H., 1956
Acontia
basitrichs  23 - 30.5  x  1.5 - 3  120 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  48 - 67.5  x  4.5 - 7.5  155 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  11 - 18.5  x  1.5 - 3.5  51 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  20 - 26  x  3 - 4.5  88 / Unfired
Capitulum
basitrichs  9.5 - 13.5  x  2 -   55 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  11 - 19  x  2 - 4  90 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  9 - 12.5  x  1 -   44 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  23.5 - 33.5  x  3 - 5  58 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  15 - 22  x  1.5 - 2  62 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  11 - 15.5  x  2 - 4  63 / Unfired
Scapus
basitrichs  15 - 22  x  2 - 4  90 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  15 - 24.5  x  3 - 4  50 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  14 - 19  x  2.5 - 3  56 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  24.5 - 36.5  x  3.5 - 5  87 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  24.5 - 36.5  x  3.5 - 5  87 / Unfired
spirocysts  12.5 - 24.5  x  3 - 5  52 / Unfired

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