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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
England K. W., 1992
Acrorhagi
atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  29.8 - 36.3  x  4 - 4.6  / Unfired
basitrichs  11.3 - 17.2  x  1.3 -   / Unfired
heterotrichs  23.2 - 35.6  x  4 -   4 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  20.5 - 28.5  x  2.6 - 3.3  / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores A  21.8 - 26.5  x  4 - 4.6  / Unfired
Column
basitrichs  13.3 - 17.2  x  1.3 -   / Unfired
heterotrichs  16.6 - 21.8  x  3.3 - 4  / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  11.3 - 16.6  x  1.3 - 2  / Unfired
basitrichs  31.1 - 42.9  x  4 - 4.6  / Unfired
microbasic amastigophores A  21.2 - 29.8  x  4 - 5.3  / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores B1a  16.6 - 20.5  x  2.6 -   / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  10.6 - 13.3  x  1.3 - 2  / Unfired
basitrichs  17.9 - 25.2  x  2 - 2.6  / Unfired
spirocysts  12 - 23.8  x  2 - 2.6  / Unfired

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