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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Carlgren O., 1945
Actinopharynx
N/A microbasic amastigophores  22.6 - 32.4  x   - 3.5  /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  11.3 - 12.7  x  2.8 - 3  /
Column
N/A basitrichs  8.5 - 10  x   - 2  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  11.3 - 16.9  x  3 - 3.5  /
N/A spirocysts   -   x   -   /
Filaments
N/A microbasic amastigophores  32.4 - 41  x  4.2 - 5.5  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores   - 18.3  x   - 4.2  1 /
N/A microbasic p-mastigophores  11.3 - 14.3  x  2.8 - 3.5  /
Tentacles
N/A basitrichs  19.7 - 25  x  2.2 - 2.5  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores   - 19.7  x   - 3.5  1 /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  52.2 - 63.5  x  5 - 5.5  /
N/A spirocysts   - 27  x   - 4  /
Vesicles
N/A basitrichs  18.3 - 24  x   - 2.2  /
N/A macrobasic amastigophores  59.2 - 79  (89) x  12.7 - 15.5  (17) /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  11.3 - 31  x  2.8 - 5.5  /
N/A microbasic amastigophores  56.4 - 63.5  x  4.2 - 5.5  /

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