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Ataxophragmioidea is a superfamily of forams. There are 244 species of Ataxophragmioidea, in 51 genera and 8 families. It includes groups like Montsaleviidae, Cuneolinidae, and Globotextulariidae. Dead Ataxophragmioidea 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 Ataxophragmioidea Shwager 1877. View this species on GBIF