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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1952
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  21.8 - 29.6  x  3.5 - 4.2  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  24 - 28.2  x  5 - 5.5  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  18.3 - 31  x  4.2 -   / Unfired
N/A atrichs  49.3 - 97.3  x  3 - 8.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  14.8 - 19.7  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs (32.4)  39.5 - 46.5  x  5.6 - 7.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  22.6 - 32.4  x  4.2 - 5.5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 25.4  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
Hand C. H., 1955
Acrorhagi
atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  42 - 90  x  3.5 - 5  72 / Unfired
basitrichs  17 - 33.5  x  2 - 3.5  64 / Unfired
spirocysts  15.5 - 27.5  x  1.5 - 3  57 / Unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  18 - 36.5  x  2 - 3.5  67 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.5 - 29  x  3.5 - 5  62 / Unfired
Column
atrichous isorhizas [atrichs]  18.5 - 27.5  x  3.5 - 4.5  51 / Unfired
basitrichs  8 - 13.5  x  1 - 1.5  62 / Unfired
basitrichs  17 - 27.5  x  2 - 3  70 / Unfired
basitrichs  20 - 42  x  0.5 - 1.5  57 / Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  10.5 - 15.5  x  1.5 - 2  52 / Unfired
basitrichs  20 - 27.5  x  2 - 3  67 / Unfired
basitrichs  27.5 - 48  x  4.5 - 6.5  68 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15 - 32  x  2 - 3.5  61 / Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.5 - 30.5  x  3.5 - 5  73 / Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  17 - 25  x  2 - 3  59 / Unfired
spirocysts  13.5 - 25.5  x  1.5 - 3  61 / Unfired

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