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Platichthys Lange-Bertalot, Kulikovskiy, Witkowski, Seddon & Kociolek 2015

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Platichthys is a genus of diatoms in the family Entomoneidaceae. Dead Platichthys form siliceous oozes. They are carnivores. They have sexual reproduction.

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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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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 16 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Platichthys Lange-Bertalot, Kulikovskiy, Witkowski, Seddon & Kociolek 2015. View this species on GBIF