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Rotaliellidae is a family of forams. Dead Rotaliellidae form calcareous oozes. They are omnivores. They are sessile organisms.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000046
  • Definition: Calcareous ooze is a marine sediment composed primarily of the shells--also known as tests--of foraminifera, coccolithophores, and pteropods. This is the most common pelagic sediment by area, covering 48% of the world ocean's floor. This type of ooze is limited to depths above the Carbonate Compensation Depth at time of burial. It accumulates more rapidly than any other pelagic sediment type, with a rate that varies from 0.3 - 5 cm / 1000 yr.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964. View this species on GBIF
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Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964 Habitats

The environments in which many Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964 species checklist.

Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964 Habitats

The environments in which many Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Rotaliellidae Loeblich & Tappan 1964 species checklist.