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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Schmidt H., 1972
Acrorhagi
N/A isorhizas  40 - 69  x  3 - 4.6  / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A b-rhabdoids  20 - 30  x  2.3 - 3.3  / Unfired
Column
N/A b-rhabdoids  14 - 20.2  x  2.3 - 3  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A b-rhabdoids  28 - 35.5  x  2.6 - 5.2  / Unfired
N/A b-rhabdoids  12 - 18.8  x  1.6 - 2.4  / Unfired
N/A p-rhabdoids A  20.8 - 26  x  3.8 - 6.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A b-rhabdoids  18.2 - 26  x  2.3 - 3.3  / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  17.6 - 28.6  x  2.2 - 3.3  / Unfired
Chintiroglou C. C. and den Hartog J. C., 1995
Acrorhagi
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  45.5 - 61  x  3.5 - 5.5  46 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  17 - 26  x  2 - 3  31 / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  15.1 - 21.4  x  3.3 - 4.5  20 / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  16 - 20  x  2 - 3  31 / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  10.5 - 16  x  1.5 - 2.5  20 / Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  25.5 - 30.5  x  3 - 5  20 / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  18 - 25.5  x  3.5 - 5  22 / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 20  x  2 - 2.5  20 / Unfired
N/A spirocysts  18 - 25  x  2 - 3  25 / Unfired

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