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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Fautin D. G., Eppard R. A., and Mead R. W., 1988
Acontia
basitrichs  20.1 - 38.9  x  2.8 - 4.3  160 20 / 20 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  24.5 - 34.5  x  4.3 - 7.2  90 18 / 20 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  44.6 - 60.4  x  5.8 - 7.3  160 20 / 20 unfired
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  14.4 - 24.5  x  1.4 - 2.9  120 15 / 15 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  13 - 21.6  x  2.9 - 4.3  220 25 / 25 unfired
Column
basitrichs  14.1 - 21.4  x  2.9 - 4.3  150 12 / 12 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  15.9 - 27.3  x  3.6 - 4.3  120 12 / 12 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  12.9 - 21.6  x  1.4 - 5.6  150 12 / 12 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  14.3 - 25.9  x  2.9 - 5.6  120 12 / 12 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  12.9 - 25.9  x  2.9 - 5.8  150 15 / 15 unfired
basitrichs  30.2 - 50.4  x  4.3 - 7.2  80 12 / 15 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.6 - 28.2  x  2.9 - 5  150 15 / 15 unfired
spirocysts  11.5 - 24.5  x  2.9 - 5.8  160 15 / 15 unfired

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