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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  18 - 33.6  (36.1) x  2.3 - 3.3  (3.7) 92 13 / 14 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores (21.3)  23 - 29.5  x (3.1)  3.9 - 5.5  58 12 / 14 unfired
Column
basitrichs (15.6)  17.2 - 24.6  x  2.3 - 3.3  37 4 / 4 unfired
spirocysts  29.5 - 48.4  x  3.1 - 4.1  14 2 / 4 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs (13.9)  14.8 - 20.5  (24.6) x  2.1 - 3.3  30 8 / 12 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores (18)  18.9 - 27.9  x (3.1)  4.1 - 5.7  79 12 / 12 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs (18)  19.7 - 28.7  x (1.8)  2.3 - 3.3  85 14 / 14 unfired
hoplotelic microbasic b-mastigophores (34.4)  37.7 - 50  x (4.9)  5.3 - 7  (7.6) 44 12 / 14 unfired
spirocysts  23.8 - 57.4  x  2.5 - 4.9  102 14 / 14 unfired
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 125 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 98 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 1619.5
  Temperature range (°C): -2.028 - 1.485
  Nitrate (umol/L): 28.742 - 34.077
  Salinity (PPS): 34.084 - 34.911
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.017 - 7.535
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.934 - 2.470
  Silicate (umol/l): 36.858 - 138.512

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Depth range (m): 0 - 1619.5

Temperature range (°C): -2.028 - 1.485

Nitrate (umol/L): 28.742 - 34.077

Salinity (PPS): 34.084 - 34.911

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.017 - 7.535

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.934 - 2.470

Silicate (umol/l): 36.858 - 138.512
 
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