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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1921
Actinopharynx
N/A unspecified nematocysts  36 - 46  x  3.5 -   / Unfired
Column
N/A unspecified nematocysts  17 - 22  x  2 - 2.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A unspecified nematocysts  48 - 106  x  2 -   / Unfired
N/A unspecified nematocysts  13 - 17  x  2 -   / Unfired
Widersten B., 1976
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  14 - 17.4  x  2.2 - 2.7  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  38 - 57  x  4.4 - 4.9  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  43.1 -   x  3.8 -   / Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  20 - 24.5  x  2.7 - 3.3  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  14 - 25  x  2.7 - 3.3  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  54.5 - 75  x  7 - 7.1  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  70 - 83  x  4.4 - 5.5  / Unfired
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Distribution

Cape Hatteras to Bay of Fundy
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Ecology

Habitat

sandy, muddy, or rocky habitats; also may attached themselves to hard parts or products of other organisms (shells)
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 99 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 26 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 355
  Temperature range (°C): 5.459 - 17.229
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.034 - 23.955
  Salinity (PPS): 33.112 - 35.574
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.491 - 6.022
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.314 - 1.571
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.861 - 16.914

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Depth range (m): 0 - 355

Temperature range (°C): 5.459 - 17.229

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.034 - 23.955

Salinity (PPS): 33.112 - 35.574

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.491 - 6.022

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.314 - 1.571

Silicate (umol/l): 1.861 - 16.914
 
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Generally, anthozoans are primarly carnivorous which prey on sea urchins, gastropods, bivalves, or crustaceans that crawl or swim into their grasp.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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