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Lituoloidea is a superfamily of forams. There are 1114 species of Lituoloidea, in 56 genera and 6 families. It includes groups like Lituolidae, Sphaeramminidae, and Placopsilinidae. Dead Lituoloidea 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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EOL has data for 17 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Lituoloidea. View this species on GBIF