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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  28.2 - 39.5  x  4.2 - 5.5  /
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 24  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  21.8 - 29.6  x  4 - 4.9  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  22.6 - 26.8  x   - 4  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  29.6 - 40.2  x  4 - 5.5  /
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 19.3  x  2.8 - 3  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  21.1 - 28.2  x  4 - 5.6  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  33.8 - 55  x  3.5 - 4.2  /
N/A spirocysts   - 52  x   - 4  /

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