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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Hand C. H., 1956
Acontia
basitrichs  13.5 - 19.5  x  1.5 -   62 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  52 - 83  x  5 - 7  71 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  40 - 91.5  x  4 - 4.5  77 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
microbasic amastigophores  18 - 37.5  x  4 - 5  63 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  22 - 37  x  2 - 3  67 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  22.5 - 34.5  x  4.5 -   58 / Unfired
Capitulum
basitrichs  12 - 19  x  1.5 - 2  63 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  21 - 34  x  4 - 4.5  66 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  12 - 21  x  1.5 - 2  67 / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores  21 - 34  x  5 -   68 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  11 - 18  x  4 - 4.5  72 / Unfired
Scapus
microbasic amastigophores  18 - 37.5  x  4 - 4.5  73 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  22 - 32  x  4 - 4.5  70 / Unfired
Tentacles
microbasic amastigophores  21.5 - 34.5  x  4 - 5.5  77 / Unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  25.5 - 34.5  x  2 - 3  80 / Unfired
spirocysts  11 - 24  x  1.5 - 3  59 / Unfired

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