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Spumellaria is an order of radiolarians. There are 244 species of Spumellaria, in 125 genera and 10 families. This order has been around since the darriwilian age. It includes groups like Pyloniidae, Orosphaeridae, and Rhizosphaeridae. Dead Spumellaria form siliceous oozes. They are omnivores. They are passively mobile organisms.

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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 Spumellaria. View this species on GBIF