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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  21 - 24  x   - 3  (3.5) /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  21 - 24  x   - 5  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  14 - 17  x  2 - 2.5  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  28 - 31  x  3 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 24  x  4 - 4.5  /
Pseudoacrorhagi
N/A basitrichs   - 14  x   - 2  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  14 - 17  x   - 2.5  /
N/A spirocysts   - 22  x   - 2.5  /
Dunn D. F., 1974
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  14.7 - 24.1  x  2.4 - 3.8  24 / unfired
N/A spirocysts  15.4 - 22.8  x  2.7 - 4.7  23 / unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  13.4 - 18.8  x  2 - 3.4  32 / unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  21.4 - 28.1  x  5.1 - 7.4  10 / unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  27.5 - 34.8  x  2.7 - 4  21 / unfired
N/A basitrichs  10.7 - 17.4  x  2 - 3.8  14 / unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  22.8 - 26.8  x  4 - 5.4  21 / unfired
Pseudoacrorhagi
N/A basitrichs  14.3 - 17.1  x  1.9 - 3.1  29 / unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  14.3 - 22.4  x  1.9 - 3.3  26 / unfired
N/A spirocysts  11.4 - 24.3  x  2.4 - 4.6  27 / unfired

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