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Sphaeroidinidae is a family of forams. Sphaeroidinidae form calcareous oozes.

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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 Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927. View this species on GBIF

Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927 Habitats

The environments in which many Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927 species checklist.

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Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927 Habitats

The environments in which many Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Sphaeroidinidae Cushman 1927 species checklist.