superphylum of protists
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The Alveolata is a grouping of protists. One view is that it is a superphylum with at least four phyla.
- Ciliates, very common protozoa, with many short cilia arranged in rows
- Chromerida – a marine phylum of photosynthetic protozoa
- Apicomplexa, parasitic protozoa that lack locomotive structures except in gametes
- Dinoflagellate, mostly marine flagellates, many of which have chloroplasts