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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O. and Hedgpeth J. W., 1952
Acontia
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 17  x  1 - 2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores  21.8 - 31.7  (37) x  5 - 7  / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 17  x  1.5 - 7.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores  17 - 22.6  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 15.5  x  2.2 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores  10.6 - 18.3  x  3.4 - 5  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  10 - 15.5  x  1.5 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  6.3 - 19.7  x  3.1 - 4.2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores  15.5 - 22.6  x  3.5 - 4  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 17.5  x  1.5 - 2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores (17)  18.3 - 24  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired

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