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Larger diameters are typical of invertebrates and are nonmylenated


Cuttlefish (Sepia sp.) 200 micron Large central fibers

Squid (Loligo sp.) 400 micron Large central fibers

(Both used in early nerve research)

Crab 100 to 250 micron Central fiber

Lobster 60 to 90 micron Leg axons

Earthworms 40 to 90 micron

Cockroach 50 micron Central fiber


Carp 20 micron Lateral neuron

Human 10 to 20 micron Mylenated - to/from skeletal muscle

0.3 to 1.3 Nonmylenated - deep pain

Data from Rainer Flindt, Amazing Numbers in Biology,2003. (More specific citations within.)

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