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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  21 - 25.4  x   - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  25.4 - 30.3  x   - 5.5  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  14.8 - 17.5  x  2 - 2.5  /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  14.8 - 18.3  x  2.5 - 2.8  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  28.2 - 31  x  5.6 - 6.3  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  14.1 - 22.6  x  2.5 - 2.8  /
N/A spirocysts   - 31  x   - 4.2  /
Dunn D. F., 1981
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  18.9 - 26.4  (28.8) x  2.4 - 4.1  86 / 10 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  24 - 27.8  x  5.2 - 5.6  (7.4) 10 / 3 Unfired
spirocysts  25.6 - 31.2  x  3.2 - 5  10 / 2 Unfired
Column
basitrichs  13.9 - 24  (33.6) x  1.8 - 3.8  101 / 10 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  22.4 - 30.8  x  8 - 10.3  17 / 3 Unfired
spirocysts  18.4 - 28  (36) x  2.4 - 3.2  (4.4) 16 / 3 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs (9.8)  12.3 - 22.5  (24) x  1.6 - 3.5  50 / 12 Unfired
basitrichs (24.8)  27.9 - 38.5  (45) x  3.2 - 5.3  (6.3) 65 / 10 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  20.5 - 27.9  (36) x  4.1 - 6.4  (7) 51 / 11 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  20.5 - 28  x  8.8 - 12  26 / 4 Unfired
spirocysts  16 - 27.1  (32.8) x  2.4 - 4  (5) 27 / 9 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  12.3 - 26.4  x  1.6 - 3.8  94 / 11 Unfired
spirocysts (15.4)  16.7 - 32  x  2.4 - 4.1  (5) 90 / 11 Unfired

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