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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  10.5 - 20  x  1.5 -   55 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  22 - 52  x  6 - 8  73 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  15 - 24  x  2 - 3  51 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  21.5 - 30.5  x  3.5 - 4.5  52 / Unfired
Capitulum
basitrichs  8.5 - 14  x  1.5 -   54 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  13 - 22  x  3.5 - 4.5  60 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  7.5 - 12.5  x  1 - 1.5  48 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  13 - 17  x  3.5 -   62 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  7.5 - 11  x  4.5 - 5  57 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.5 - 31  x  3.5 - 4.5  54 / Unfired
Scapus
basitrichs  13 - 21.5  x  3 - 4  57 / Unfired
basitrichs  8.5 - 14  x  1.5 -   61 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  13 - 24  x  3.5 - 4.5  52 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  13 - 22  x  2 - 3  52 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  18.5 - 30.5  x  3.5 - 4.5  50 / Unfired
spirocysts  10 - 23  x  2 - 4.5  37 / Unfired
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Distribution

Cape Hatteras to Bay of Fundy
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

sandy, muddy, or rocky habitats; also may attached themselves to hard parts or products of other organisms (shells)
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 18

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Depth range (m): 0 - 18
 
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Generally, anthozoans are primarly carnivorous which prey on sea urchins, gastropods, bivalves, or crustaceans that crawl or swim into their grasp.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Diadumene leucolena

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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