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Rhizosolenia setigera is a species of diatoms in the family Rhizosoleniaceae. They are native to Rio Grande Do Sul, Alagoas, SãO Paulo, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Pará, Pernambuco, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Rio De Janeiro, and Rio Grande Do Norte. Dead Rhizosolenia setigera form siliceous oozes. Individuals can grow to 725 µm.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000044
  • Definition: Siliceous ooze is a marine sediment composed of the debris of plankton with silica shells, such as diatoms and radiolaria. This ooze is limited to areas with high biological productivity, such as the polar oceans, and upwelling zones near the equator. The least common type of sediment, it covers only 15% of the ocean floor. It accumulates at a slower rate than calcareous ooze: 0.2-1 cm / 1000 yr.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Rhizosolenia setigera. View this species on GBIF