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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1940
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  38 - 46  x  3.5 - 4.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  41 - 46  x  5 - 5.5  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Column
N/A basitrichs  22 - 34  (48) x  3.5 -   (4.5) /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  33 - 46  x  2.5 - 3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  36 - 41  x  5 - 5.5  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  36 - 50  x  3.5 - 4.5  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Dunn D. F., 1983
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  33.6 - 50.8  x  3.1 - 4.9  34 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  34.4 - 43.5  x (4.1)  4.9 - 7  25 4 / 5 Unfired
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  31.2 - 43.5  (48.4) x  3.1 - 4.1  (4.7) 26 3 / 3 Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  31.2 - 38.5  x  4.9 - 6.2  12 3 / 3 Unfired
N/A spirocysts  30.3 - 45.9  (50.8) x  4.9 - 7  (9.8) 19 3 / 3 Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs (32)  34.4 - 52.5  x (2.7)  3.3 - 4.5  49 6 / 6 Unfired
N/A spirocysts  24.6 - 50  x  3.5 - 5.7  42 6 / 6 Unfired
N/A spirocysts  45.9 - 76.3  (82) x  5.7 - 11.5  29 6 / 6 Unfired
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1410 - 1410
  Temperature range (°C): 0.219 - 0.219
  Nitrate (umol/L): 32.069 - 32.069
  Salinity (PPS): 34.675 - 34.675
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.987 - 4.987
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.274 - 2.274
  Silicate (umol/l): 119.387 - 119.387
 
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Depth range based on 37 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 36 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1080 - 4755
  Temperature range (°C): -0.159 - 2.765
  Nitrate (umol/L): 31.683 - 37.503
  Salinity (PPS): 34.514 - 34.732
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.348 - 5.299
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.155 - 2.651
  Silicate (umol/l): 64.284 - 139.226

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Depth range (m): 1080 - 4755

Temperature range (°C): -0.159 - 2.765

Nitrate (umol/L): 31.683 - 37.503

Salinity (PPS): 34.514 - 34.732

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.348 - 5.299

Phosphate (umol/l): 2.155 - 2.651

Silicate (umol/l): 64.284 - 139.226
 
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