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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Hand C. H., 1956
Acontia
basitrichs  12 - 22.5  x  0.5 - 1.5  62 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  30 - 51.5  x  6 - 8  70 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  11 - 20  x  0.5 - 1.5  54 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  18.5 - 30  x  3.5 - 4.5  50 / Unfired
Capitulum and scapus
basitrichs  6.5 - 12  x  0.5 - 1.5  48 / Unfired
basitrichs  12 - 21  x  3.5 - 4.5  53 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  11 - 24  x  4.5 - 6  60 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  9.5 - 16  x  0.5 - 1.5  53 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  8 - 14  x  3.5 - 4.5  56 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 23.5  x  3 - 3.5  58 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  7.5 - 18.5  x  1.5 - 2  56 / Unfired
macrobasic amastigophores  41 - 52.5  x  6.5 - 8  64 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18 - 30.5  x  3 - 4.5  58 / Unfired
spirocysts  11 - 20  x  2 - 4  43 / Unfired

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