Palmerina hardmaniana is a species of diatoms in the family Coscinodiscaceae. They are native to Pernambuco, Sergipe, Espirito Santo, Alagoas, ParaíBa, SãO Paulo, Rio Grande Do Sul, Rio De Janeiro, and Pará. Dead Palmerina hardmaniana form siliceous oozes.

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  • 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 <i>Palmerina hardmaniana</i>. View this species on GBIF