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Cerelasmidae is a family of forams. Cerelasmidae form calcareous oozes.

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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 Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972. View this species on GBIF

Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972 Habitats

The environments in which many Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972 species checklist.

Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972 Habitats

The environments in which many Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972 species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Cerelasmidae Tendal 1972 species checklist.

Cerelasmidae includes 1 child: