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Stinging filaments of jellyfish

Organism : Cnidarian Jellyfish
Species : Pelagia noctiluca
Description : Upon contact the stinging filaments which are compacted into vesicles – the nematocytes – shoot out from the stinging cells – the nematocystes. They inject toxins that immobilize prey and cause burns, allergic reactions and sometimes, severe pathologies in humans - Photo : C. and N. Sardet
Project : The Plankton Chronicles
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Tags : Nematocystes
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