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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Dunn D. F., 1981
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  12 - 19.2  x  1.8 - 2.5  (2.9) 25 / 6 Unfired
basitrichs  22.1 - 31.2  x  2.2 - 3.6  42 / 7 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  22.4 - 30.4  x (3.9)  4.8 - 6.4  15 / 4 Unfired
Column
basitrichs (12.8)  14.4 - 22.4  (27.7) x  2.2 - 3.3  71 / 6 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  19.2 - 24  x  4.8 - 6.8  3 / 3 Unfired
spirocysts  16.4 - 24.6  x  2.1 - 3.3  4 / 2 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  12.3 - 20.5  (25.6) x  1.8 - 2.8  (3.2) 70 / 9 Unfired
basitrichs (19.7)  22.1 - 41  (44) x  2.3 - 4  (4.6) 91 / 10 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.3 - 31.2  (34.4) x  4 - 6.6  48 / 9 Unfired
spirocysts  14.4 - 28.7  (30.3) x  2.3 - 3.3  (4.1) 8 / 5 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  10.7 - 22.1  x  1.6 - 3.2  24 / 5 Unfired
basitrichs  21.6 - 32  (34.4) x  2.2 - 3.3  100 / 12 Unfired
spirocysts (13.9)  15.2 - 30.4  (36.9) x  1.8 - 3.4  (4) 71 / 12 Unfired

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