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The choanoflagellates are divided into three taxa on the basis of the composition of the covering surrounding the cell. The Acanthoecidae, with a siliceous lorica, are particularly conspicuous in marine waters. No members of this taxon have been reported from freshwater, although some species may occur in brackish water. Members of the Codosigidae (“naked” cells, although a thin investment is sometimes visible, particularly with electron microscopy) and the Salpingoecidae (with organic thecae) appear to be more diverse in freshwaters. However, the identity of many species within these two families is in great need of revision.
The list below includes a comprehensive list of the Acanthoecidae, produced from recent literature. The lists of the Codosigidae and Salpingoecidae are preliminary, covering most records to 1995.
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