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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Fautin D. G., 1984
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  24.6 - 35.3  x  3.3 - 4.9  36 4 / 4 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  29.5 - 35.3  (40.2) x  4.1 - 5.3  16 3 / 4 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs  15.6 - 19.7  x  2.3 - 3.3  28 4 / 5 unfired
basitrichs  27.9 - 39.4  x  4.1 - 4.9  (5.5) 19 3 / 5 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  25.4 - 32.8  x  4.1 - 5.1  28 4 / 5 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs (13.9)  15.6 - 20.5  x  2.1 - 2.9  25 5 / 6 unfired
basitrichs  23 - 34.4  x  3.7 - 4.9  37 4 / 5 unfired
holotrichs  27.1 - 41.8  x  4.3 - 5.7  49 6 / 6 unfired
spirocysts  23 - 45.9  (49.2) x  3.1 - 5.5  45 6 / 6 unfired
spirocysts (31.2)  33.6 - 73.8  x  4.7 - 11.5  49 6 / 6 unfired
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Actinernus plebeius McMurrich
Catalog Number: USNM 17789
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1888
Locality: Lebu, West Of, Bio-Bio, Chile, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 1238 to 1238
Vessel: Albatross R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

bathyal
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Depth range based on 30 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 29 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 622 - 3847.5
  Temperature range (°C): -1.816 - 4.791
  Nitrate (umol/L): 30.383 - 38.659
  Salinity (PPS): 34.259 - 34.719
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.964 - 6.561
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.199 - 2.845
  Silicate (umol/l): 24.204 - 128.580

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Depth range (m): 622 - 3847.5

Temperature range (°C): -1.816 - 4.791

Nitrate (umol/L): 30.383 - 38.659

Salinity (PPS): 34.259 - 34.719

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.964 - 6.561

Phosphate (umol/l): 2.199 - 2.845

Silicate (umol/l): 24.204 - 128.580
 
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