Chaetoceros brevis is a species of diatoms in the family Chaetocerotaceae. They are native to Rio Grande Do Sul, SãO Paulo, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Espirito Santo, Paraná, Rio De Janeiro, Rio Grande Do Norte, and Sergipe. Dead Chaetoceros brevis form siliceous oozes.

show all records
  • URI:
  • 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.
show all records

EOL has data for 9 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Chaetoceros brevis. View this species on GBIF