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Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A microbasic amastigophores  45.8 - 52  x  6.3 - 7  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  24 - 29.6  x  2.8 - 4  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  8.5 - 15.5  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores (25.4)  31 - 57.8  x  5 - 6.3  /
N/A spirocysts  63.7 - 73.3  x  12 - 15.5  (17) /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  16.9 - 24  x  2.2 - 2.8  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  42.3 - 48.6  (52.2) x  7 - 7.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  8.5 - 14  (18) x  2.5 - 3.5  /
Pedal disk
N/A microbasic amastigophores  24 - 28.2  x  4.2 - 5  /
Tentacles
N/A microbasic amastigophores  86 - 94.5  x  7 - 10  (15) /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
N/A spirocysts (51)  55 - 62  x  7 - 8.5  /

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