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Saccamminidae is a family of forams. Saccamminidae 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 Saccamminidae Brady 1884. View this species on GBIF

Saccamminidae Brady 1884 Habitats

The environments in which many Saccamminidae Brady 1884 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Saccamminidae Brady 1884 species checklist.

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Saccamminidae Brady 1884 Habitats

The environments in which many Saccamminidae Brady 1884 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Saccamminidae Brady 1884 species checklist.