Loricate choanoflagellate genera that incorporate flattened costal strips in the lorica (i.e. Calotheca, Stephanacantha, Thomsenella (=Platypleura) and Syndetophyllum) are prevalent in warm water habitats. The genus Thomsenella (=Platypleura) thus comprises four species and three of these have an Andaman Sea type locality. Our ongoing examination of loricate choanoflagellate material from all major warm water oceans has provided us with the opportunity of revisiting species of Thomsenella in order to test and fortunately verify, in a morpho-specific context, the robustness of the species matrix initially defined.
- Loricate choanoflagellates
- Warm water seas