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Miliolida Delage & Hérouard 1896

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Miliolida is an order of forams. There are 3755 species of Miliolida, in 412 genera and 29 families. This order has been around since the carboniferous period. It includes groups like Miliamminidae. Dead Miliolida 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 Miliolida Delage & Hérouard 1896. View this species on GBIF