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Orosphaeridae is a family of radiolarians. Orosphaeridae form siliceous oozes. They are a passively mobile organism.

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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 Orosphaeridae

Orosphaeridae Habitats

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

Orosphaeridae Habitats

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