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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1940
Actinopharynx
N/A macrobasic amastigophores   -   x   -   /
microbasic amastigophores  48 - 84  x  5 - 6.5  (7) /
Column
N/A basitrichs  14 - 19  x  2 -   /
N/A basitrichs  17 - 25  x  2.8 -   /
N/A macrobasic amastigophores  94 - 96  x  12 - 14  /
N/A macrobasic amastigophores  84 - 110  x  12 - 14  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  47 - 55  x  6.5 - 7  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  76 - 120  x  7 - 10  /
N/A spirocysts  48 -   x  6 - 7  /
N/A spirocysts  26 -   x  2.5 -   /
Filaments
N/A basitrichs  18 -   x   -   /
microbasic amastigophores  10 - 11.5  x  2 - 2.5  / unfired
microbasic amastigophores  27 - 46.5  x  5 - 6  /
microbasic p-mastigophores  5.5 - 8.5  x  2.8 -   /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  15 - 18  x   -   /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  43 - 62  x   - 6.5  (7) /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  63 - 70  x  8.5 - 10  /
N/A spirocysts  22.5 - 46  x  6 -   /

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