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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Fautin D. G. and Chia F. S., 1986
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  13 - 15  x  2 - 2.8  7 2 / 4 unfired
basitrichs  27 - 38  x  3.2 - 4.2  26 4 / 4 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  20 - 27  x  4.2 - 5.5  19 4 / 4 unfired
Column
basitrichs  17 - 23  x  2.5 - 3.5  40 6 / 6 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  12 - 24  x  2 - 3.2  39 6 / 6 unfired
basitrichs  18 - 27  x  3.8 - 5.5  37 6 / 6 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  17 - 23  x  4 - 6  35 6 / 6 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  20 - 32  x  2.5 - 3.5  (4) 64 7 / 7 unfired
basitrichs  11 - 16  x  2.2 - 2.8  6 4 / 7 unfired
holotrichs  25 - 31  x  3 - 4.2  14 4 / 7 unfired
spirocysts  17 - 36  x  2.5 - 4  52 7 / 7 unfired

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