The external morphology of the generic type S. gracilis James-Clark was investigated with an EM. It is shown to possess a delicately striated lorica of the non-silicified type. As currently circumscribed the choanoflagellate genus Salpingoeca (family Salpingoecaceae), unlike all others, comprises species with non-silicified loricae as well as species with loricae strenghened by costal strips. From the present investigation it is concluded that the 4 marine Salpingoeca species with silicified loricae should be transferred to the Acanthoecacea either as members of existing genera, or under one or more new generic names.
|Journal||Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom|
|Publication status||Published - 1977|