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Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986

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Hormosinellidae is a family of forams. Dead Hormosinellidae form calcareous oozes. They are omnivores. 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 Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986. View this species on GBIF
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Hormosinellidae Rauzer Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986 Habitats

The environments in which many Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986 species checklist.

Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986 Habitats

The environments in which many Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Hormosinellidae Rauzer-Chernousova & Reitlinger 1986 species checklist.