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Discharge of cnidocysts by a sea anemone ; @ Cnidocyst.
@ Filament.
As soon as there is contact, the cnidocils start the opening of the nematocysts which project the armed filaments towards the target in contact. This partial sight shows only one small part of the filaments. The length of the longest filaments is 0,4 millimeter.

© Jean Lecomte / Biosphoto

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Wild animal / Cnidaria / Anthozoan / Sea anemone / Snakelocks Sea anemone (Anemonia sulcata)

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Colour / Violet (colour)


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Species / Species particularity / Risky species / Stinging species

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

Shot / Microscopic shot / Optical microscopy

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Radiata / Cnidaria / Anthozoa / Zoantharia / Actinaria / Actiniidae / Actinia

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Radiata / Cnidaria / Anthozoa / Zoantharia / Actinaria / Actiniidae / Anemonia

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