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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Song J. I., 1992
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  22.9 - 32.9  x  4 - 5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  32.9 - 42.9  x  5 - 5.8  /
N/A spirocysts  21.5 - 35.8  x  3.5 - 4.3  /
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  24.3 - 32.9  x  3.5 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17.2 - 30  x  5.5 - 5.8  /
N/A spirocysts  21.5 - 27.2  x  4 - 4.3  /
Oral disk
N/A basitrichs  24.3 - 27.2  x  3.5 - 4  /
N/A spirocysts  21.5 - 25.8  x  3 - 4.3  /
Pedal disk
N/A basitrichs  11.4 - 18.6  x  2.8 - 3  /
N/A basitrichs  25.7 - 31.5  x  3 - 3.5  /
N/A spirocysts  27.2 - 35.8  x  4.3 - 4.5  /
Scapulus
N/A basitrichs  10 - 15.8  x  2.5 - 3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  16 - 17.2  x  4.5 - 5  /
Scapus
N/A basitrichs  10 - 15.8  x  2.8 - 3  /
N/A basitrichs  20 - 27.2  x  3 - 3.2  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  10 - 12.9  x  3.5 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18.6 - 22.9  x  4.3 - 5  /
N/A spirocysts  18.6 - 25.8  x  3.5 - 4.3  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  21.5 - 28.6  x  2.8 - 4  /
N/A spirocysts  15.7 - 27.2  x  3 - 4.3  /

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