The deposition of silicified costal strips and lorica assembly in choanoflagellates is precisely linked to the cell cycle. A minority of species undergo nudiform division whereby a loricate cell divides to produce a naked daughter cell that deposits a set of costal strips and then assembles a lorica. Most species undergo tectiform division whereby a parent loricate cell produces a set of costal strips, divides and passes on the stored strips to a daughter cell that immediately assembles a lorica. Many phylogenetic analyses recover nudiform and tectiform species as sister-clades giving the impression that they are distinct evolutionary lineages. However, the tectiform species Stephanoeca diplocostata is capable of undergoing nudiform division and depositing costal strips and assembling a lorica with certain modifications in a nudiform manner. The recent discovery of a new genus, Enibas, comprising species with Stephanoeca-like loricae that undergo nudiform cell division and on phylogenetic analysis occur as a sister group to other nudiform species has drawn attention to whether there are also unique features in lorica construction. A range of Enibas loricae is illustrated and it appears that there are unique features which might be interpreted as being derived from a Stephanoeca-like ancestor.