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Nitzschia longissima parva is a form of diatoms in the family Bacillariaceae. Dead Nitzschia longissima parva form siliceous oozes.

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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 Nitzschia longissima fm. parva Grunow ex Van Heurck 1881. View this species on GBIF