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Buliminid Snails

Buliminidae Jones 1875

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Buliminidae (Buliminid Snails) is a family of forams. Buliminid Snails form calcareous oozes. 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 buliminid snails. View this species on GBIF

buliminid snails Habitats

The environments in which many buliminid snails species are known to live. Select an environment to see its buliminid snails species checklist.

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Buliminid Snail Habitats

The environments in which many buliminid snails species are known to live. Select an environment to see its buliminid snails species checklist.