Types of Nematocysts

Below is a table taken from England, 1991 that clarifies many of the names given to nematocysts. Each row represents a single type of nematocyst

Weill, 1934
Carlgren, 1940
Cutress, 1955
Schmidt, 1969, 1972, 1974
Den Haartog, 1977
England, 1991
Atrich
Atrich
Holotrich
Holotrich I
Homotrich
Atrich
Basitrich
Basitrich
Microbasic b-mastigophore
b-rhabdoid I
Spirula 1 or 2
Basitrich
Holotrich
Holotrich
Macrobasic p-mastigophore
Holotrich I
Penicilli E
Holotrich
Heterotrich & Homotrich
Heterotrich & Homotrich
Basitrich
Holotrich II
Homotrich
Heterotrich & Homotrich
Microbasic mastigophore
Microbasic p-mastigophore
Microbasic p-mastigophore
p-rhabdoid A, B1a, B2a, D
Penicilli B1, D
Microbasic p mastigophore A, B1a, B2a, D
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p-rhabdoid B2a
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Mesobasic p-mastigophore B2a
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Microbasic b-mastigophore
Microbasic b-mastigophore
b-rhabdoid
Spirulae 1,2
Microbasic b-mastigophore
Macrobasic mastigophore
Macrobasic amastigophore
Macrobasic p-mastigophore
p-rhabdoid B2b
Penicilli 1 or 2
Macrobasic amastigophore B2b
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Macrobasic b-mastigophore
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b-rhabdoid II
Penicilli 2
Macrobasic amastigophore b-mastigophore
Macrobasic amastigophore
Microbasic amastigophore
microbasic p-mastigophore
p-rhabdoid A, B1b, B2a, C
Penicilli A
Microbasic amastigophore A, B1b, B2a, C
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p-rhabdoid A. B2a, C
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Mesobasic amastigophore A, B2a, C
Macrobasic amastigophore
Macrobasic amastigophore
Macrobasic p-mastigophore
p-rhabdoid B2b
Penicilli 1 or 2
Macrobasic amastigophore B2b
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Microbasic q-mastigophore
p-rhabdoidB2a
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