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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 (14.8)  18 - 32  x (2)  2.6 - 4.1  123 / 5 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores (23.8)  27.2 - 40.5  x (3.2)  4 - 7  51 / 5 Unfired
spirocysts (17.2)  22.4 - 33.6  (38.5) x  3.2 - 4  25 / 5 Unfired
Column
basitrichs (8.8)  10.2 - 16  (18.4) x  1.8 - 2.6  (3.1) 60 / 7 Unfired
basitrichs  26.2 - 39.2  x  2 - 3.5  (4.1) 78 / 8 Unfired
basitrichs (16)  18.4 - 28  x  1.4 - 1.6  (2.4) 50 / 6 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.6 - 28.7  (35.8) x  5 - 7.2  42 / 6 Unfired
spirocysts (15.2)  17.9 - 40.2  x  2.4 - 4.1  37 / 10 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  11.5 - 15.2  (18.4) x  1.6 - 2.6  (3.5) 66 / 11 Unfired
basitrichs (20.5)  24.5 - 36.9  x  2.4 - 4.1  87 / 12 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  24.6 - 34.4  (41) x  4.4 - 6.9  (8.7) 84 / 12 Unfired
spirocysts (14.8)  23 - 39.4  x (2.1)  2.7 - 4.9  10 / 3 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  9 - 22.1  x  2.1 - 2.6  (3.5) 42 / 7 Unfired
basitrichs (24.8)  26.2 - 41  x  2.1 - 3.1  (4.1) 178 / 16 Unfired
spirocysts (12.5)  17.9 - 38.4  (41) x  2 - 3.8  131 / 16 Unfired

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