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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Fautin D. G., 1984
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  20.5 - 36.1  x  2.3 - 3.9  118 13 / 13 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.9 - 27.9  x  3.3 - 5.7  72 12 / 13 unfired
Column
basitrichs  17.2 - 27.9  (30.3) x  2.5 - 3.3  87 10 / 10 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs (18.6)  19.7 - 33.6  x  2.1 - 4.7  89 11 / 14 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 28.7  x  3.5 - 6  97 14 / 14 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  23 - 43.5  x  2.3 - 3.7  190 13 / 13 unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  33.6 - 55.8  x  5.7 - 8.4  (9) 48 8 / 13 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.9 - 27.3  x  3.3 - 4.9  45 6 / 13 unfired
spirocysts  27.1 - 76.3  x  2.7 - 5.6  172 13 / 13 unfired

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