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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  19 - 30  x (2.5)  3 - 4  20 3 / 3 unfired
Column
basitrichs (10.5)  13.5 - 21  x  2.2 - 3.2  68 9 / 9 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  12 - 23  x  2 - 3.2  (3.7) 29 6 / 8 unfired
basitrichs  19 - 24  x (3)  3.5 - 4.8  38 8 / 8 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  16 - 26  x  3.5 - 5.2  (6) 51 8 / 8 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  9 - 14  x  2.2 - 2.8  7 3 / 9 unfired
basitrichs  18 - 25.5  x  2 - 3  54 9 / 9 unfired
holotrichs (16)  18 - 25.5  x  2.5 - 4  47 8 / 9 unfired
spirocysts  13 - 28  x  2 - 3.5  56 9 / 9 unfired

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