Character Information: Cnidom


A type of nematocyst that is defined by having a smooth thread, without basal shaft differentiation or barbs.
A type of nematocyst defined by a non-differentiated basal shaft and a thread with barbs along the entire length.
Microbasic b-mastigophors
Microbasic p-mastigophors
Microbasic amastigophors
Macrobasic amastigophors
A type of nematocyst which is defined by having the thread reduced and only the barbed shaft is present. The shaft is more than three times as long as the capsule. In unexploded capsules the shaft forms coils.