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Melosira moniliformis is a species of diatoms in the family Melosiraceae. They are native to Espirito Santo, SãO Paulo, Pernambuco, Rio De Janeiro, Bahia, Pará, and Paraná. Dead Melosira moniliformis form siliceous oozes.

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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 Melosira moniliformis. View this species on GBIF