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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Dunn D. F., 1981
Actinopharynx
basitrichs (15)  17.2 - 32.5  (37.7) x (2.5)  3 - 4.4  (5) 88 / 9 Unfired
spirocysts  20.5 - 30.3  x  2.9 - 3.9  12 / 3 Unfired
Column
basitrichs  12.5 - 20  x (1.6)  2.1 - 3.3  63 / 10 Unfired
basitrichs (22.4)  24 - 41  x  2.2 - 4.1  57 / 10 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  21.6 - 32.5  x  4.4 - 7.4  (8.4) 66 / 10 Unfired
spirocysts  16.8 - 37.5  (41) x  2 - 3.3  37 / 7 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  10 - 13.8  x  1.6 - 2.5  15 / 5 Unfired
basitrichs (20)  22.2 - 35  x  2.5 - 4.4  (5) 81 / 8 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores (25.9)  29.6 - 37.5  x  5.2 - 7.5  (8.8) 43 / 7 Unfired
spirocysts  16.8 - 32.5  (41.8) x  2.4 - 3.3  27 / 3 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  10 - 15.2  (17.2) x  1.6 - 2.5  21 / 5 Unfired
basitrichs  20 - 41  x  2 - 3.8  113 / 12 Unfired
spirocysts  14.4 - 37  (41) x  2 - 3.7  (5) 99 / 12 Unfired

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