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Schwagerinidae is a family of forams. Dead Schwagerinidae 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 Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930. View this species on GBIF
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Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930 Habitats

The environments in which many Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930 species checklist.

Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930 Habitats

The environments in which many Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Schwagerinidae Dunbar & Henbest 1930 species checklist.