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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1921
Actinopharynx
N/A unspecified nematocysts  19 - 24  x  2 -   / Unfired
Column
N/A unspecified nematocysts  12 - 16  x  2 -   / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A spirocysts  12 - 19  x   -   / Unfired
N/A unspecified nematocysts  17 - 22  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 22.6  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  21 - 25  x  2.6 - 3.6  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 22.6  x  2.8 - 3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25.4 - 32.4  x  4.2 - 5.6  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  16.9 - 24  x  4.2 -   /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 24  x  2.8 - 3  /
N/A spirocysts   - 24  x   -   /
Acu?. H., 1996
Actinopharynx
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  15.1 - 33.9  x  3 - 5.6  30 / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  22.6 - 30.2  x  4.1 - 4.5  30 / Unfired
Column
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  11.3 - 24.5  x  1.9 - 4.5  30 / Unfired
Filaments
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  15.1 - 41.5  x  3.8 - 4.9  30 / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18.8 - 26.4  x  3.8 - 7.5  30 / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  15.1 - 22.6  x  1.9 - 3.7  30 / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  15.1 - 28.6  x  3 - 4.5  30 / Unfired

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