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A superclass of Protozoa (in the subphylum Sarcomastigophora) in which movement involves protoplasmic flow, often with recognizable pseudopodia. Gametes may be flagellated, as in certain Foraminiferida. Most species are floating or creeping; a few, sessile. The pellicle is thin, and the body is apt to be plastic unless restrained by skeletal structures. Sarcodina live in fresh, brackish, or salt waters; soil or sand; and as endoparasites in animals and plants. A group may be limited to a specific habitat, but many have a rather wide range. See also: Foraminiferida
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