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Rzehakinidae is a family of foraminifers. Dead Rzehakinidae 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 Rzehakinidae. View this species on GBIF

Rzehakinidae Habitats

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

Rzehakinidae Habitats

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