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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1928
Actinopharynx
N/A unspecified nematocysts  29 - 35  x  3 - 3.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A spirocysts  10 - 58  x  2 - 8  / Unfired
N/A unspecified nematocysts  22 - 29  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  26 - 33.8  x  3.5 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25.4 - 36.7  x  4.2 - 5.5  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 26.8  x  4.5 - 5.6  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  14 - 18.3  x   - 2.8  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25.4 - 29.6  x  4 - 5  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 32.4  x  3.5 - 4.2  /
N/A spirocysts   - 68  x  10 - 11  /
Carlgren O., 1934
Actinopharynx
N/A penicilli  22 - 36  x  3.5 - 4.5  (5) / Unfired
Filaments
N/A unspecified nematocysts  26 - 31  x  3.5 - 4.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A spirocysts   - 68  x  10 - 11  / Unfired
N/A unspecified nematocysts (19)  26 - 38  x  3 - 4  / Unfired
Riemann-Z?ck K., 1978
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  23 - 31  x  4 - 4.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  28 - 33  x  4.5 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  27 - 30.5  x  4 - 5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  22 - 29  x  4.5 - 5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25 - 29  x  5 - 5.5  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts   - 80  x  10 -   / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  14.5 - 17.5  x  2.5 - 3  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  23 - 29  x  4.5 - 5.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  27.5 - 35  x  4 - 5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  12 - 15  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A holotrichs  29 - 42  x  4.5 - 6  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts   - 80  x  10 - 12  / Unfired

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