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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs (19.7)  24 - 27.5  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  16.9 - 18.3  x  3 - 3.5  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 19.5  x  2.8 - 3  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  12.7 - 16.9  x   - 2.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 18.3  x  2.8 - 4  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  21.1 - 28.2  x  2.5 - 3  /
N/A spirocysts   - 28.2  x   - 3.5  /
Carlgren O., 1952
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  25.4 - 29.6  (35) x  3.5 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  17 - 22  x  4 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 21  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  17 - 19.7  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 19.7  x  4.2 - 5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  26 - 32.4  x  2.8 - 3.5  / Unfired
Fautin D. G. and Chia F. S., 1986
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  28 - 34  x  3.2 - 4.5  27 4 / 4 unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19 - 25  (27) x  4.5 - 6  15 3 / 4 unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  15 - 23  (27) x  2.5 - 3.8  (4.5) 57 7 / 7 unfired
N/A holotrichs  28 - 30  x  3.8 -   2 1 / 7 unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  13 - 18  x  2 - 3  27 5 / 6 unfired
N/A basitrichs (17)  18 - 27  x  2.5 - 3.8  (4.7) 14 4 / 6 unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  15 - 23  x  3.8 - 5.5  37 6 / 6 unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  13 - 15  x  2 - 2.5  6 3 / 9 unfired
N/A basitrichs (20)  25 - 35  x  2.7 - 4.2  66 9 / 9 unfired
N/A holotrichs  23 - 30  x  3.2 - 4.5  27 5 / 9 unfired
N/A spirocysts  16 - 40  x  2.5 - 5  65 9 / 9 unfired
Hand C. H., 1955
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  20 - 34  x  2 - 3  57 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15.5 - 23  x  4.5 - 5  63 / Unfired
Column
basitrichs  11 - 23  x  2 - 3  57 / Unfired
spirocysts  15.5 - 33.5  x  2 - 4  58 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  11 - 31  x  2 - 3  70 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  17 - 28  x  3.5 - 4.5  55 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  16 - 24  x  3.5 - 5  58 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  19.5 - 30.5  x  2 - 3  72 / Unfired
spirocysts  13 - 33.5  x  2 - 4  64 / Unfired

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