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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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