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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
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Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O. and Hedgpeth J. W., 1952
Acontia
N/A amastigophores  26.8 - 32.4  x  4.2 - 5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  21 - 26.2  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 24  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  15 - 19.7  x  3.5 - 4.5  (5) / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  13.3 - 14  x  2.2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores (12.7)  14.8 - 17  x  3.5 - 4  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  10 - 12.7  x  4.2 - 5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18.3 - 21  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs (12.7)  14 - 15.5  x  2.2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores or amastigophores  15.5 - 19  x  3 - 3.5  / Unfired

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