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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1951
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  21.8 - 31  x  3 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  21 - 28  x  3 -   / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 22.6  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19 - 22.6  x  4.5 - 5  / Unfired
Column
N/A atrichs  41 - 60  x  5.6 - 7  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  41 - 56  x  2.8 - 3.5  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  10 - 22.6  x  1.52 - 2.8  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  14 - 18.3  x  2.5 - 2.8  / Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  32.4 - 42.3  x  5 - 5.6  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  19 - 33.8  x  5.6 - 6.3  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 16.2  x  2.8 -   / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  11.3 - 17  x  1.5 - 2.5  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 25.4  x  4.2 - 5.6  / Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  21 - 24  x  4.2 - 5  / Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 26.8  x  2.5 - 3  / Unfired
N/A basitrichs  15.5 - 22.6  x  2.2 - 2.5  / Unfired
Daly M., 2004
Acrorhagi
N/A basitrichs  5.9 - 14  x  1.2 - 3.1  31 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  17.2 - 21.5  x  2.1 - 3.4  28 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A holotrichs  32.2 - 62.5  x (2.2)  2.4 - 5  113 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A holotrichs  32.9 - 58.4  x  4.5 - 8.4  119 5 / 5 Unfired
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  10.2 - 16.9  x  1.4 - 3.1  131 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  17.7 - 29.5  x  2.4 - 4.3  160 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  13.7 - 24  x  3.4 - 6.6  115 4 / 4 Unfired
Column
N/A basitrichs  8.7 - 15.9  x  1.4 - 3.1  27 4 / 5 Unfired
N/A basitrichs (12.4)  14 - 28.8  x (1.6)  2.2 - 4.5  93 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A holotrichs  14.3 - 29.7  x (2.4)  3 - 5.9  78 5 / 5 Unfired
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  11.1 - 21.2  x  1.6 - 3.3  61 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  25 - 36.9  x  1.2 - 2.5  36 4 / 5 Unfired
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  15.1 - 23  x (2.2)  2.8 - 5  (5.6) 44 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores (12.8)  14.5 - 26.4  x  2.8 - 5.7  111 5 / 5 Unfired
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  8 - 13.2  x  1.7 - 2.9  (3.3) 59 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A basitrichs  13.3 - 28.1  x  1.6 - 3.9  221 5 / 5 Unfired
N/A spirocysts  11 - 28.2  x  1.4 - 3.8  216 5 / 5 Unfired
Unspecified tissue
N/A microbasic b-mastigophores  24.7 - 46.5  x  3 - 6.4  (7.8) 73 5 / 5 Unfired

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