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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1940
Actinopharynx
N/A basitrichs  22 - 26  x  3 -   / fired
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  29 -   x  5 -   /
Column
N/A basitrichs  28 - 32.5  x  2.5 -   /
N/A basitrichs  17 - 19.5  x  2.5 -   /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  14 - 17  x  1.5 - 2  /
N/A basitrichs  27.5 - 31  x  3.5 - 4  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  27 - 31  x  5 - 7  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  19 - 34  x  2.5 -   /
Dunn D. F., 1981
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  23 - 33.6  x  2.5 - 3.5  19 / 3 Unfired
spirocysts  20.5 - 26.2  (31.2) x  3.3 - 4.1  12 / 2 Unfired
Column
basitrichs  17.2 - 22.1  x  2.5 - 2.9  12 / 3 Unfired
basitrichs  28.7 - 34.4  x  2.5 - 3.1  6 / 2 Unfired
spirocysts (18)  27.1 - 32  x  2.9 - 3.3  6 / 2 Unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  11.5 - 17.2  x  2.3 - 2.5  7 / 2 Unfired
basitrichs (24.6)  27.1 - 36.9  (40.2) x  2.3 - 3.3  26 / 5 Unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  26.2 - 31.2  x (4.1)  5.3 - 5.9  7 / 2 Unfired
spirocysts (19)  21.3 - 29.5  x  2.5 - 3.3  6 / 3 Unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  28.7 - 36.9  x  2.5 - 3.3  17 / 3 Unfired
spirocysts  16.4 - 34.4  x  2.5 - 3.9  16 / 3 Unfired

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