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Nummulitidae is a family of forams. Nummulitidae 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 Nummulitidae Blainville 1827. View this species on GBIF

Nummulitidae Blainville 1827 Habitats

The environments in which many Nummulitidae Blainville 1827 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Nummulitidae Blainville 1827 species checklist.

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Nummulitidae Blainville 1827 Habitats

The environments in which many Nummulitidae Blainville 1827 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Nummulitidae Blainville 1827 species checklist.