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Thalassionema nitzschioides is a species of diatoms in the family Thalassionemataceae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Alagoas, SãO Paulo, Sergipe, Pará, Rio Grande Do Sul, Rio Grande Do Norte, Espirito Santo, Santa Catarina, ParaíBa, Pernambuco, Rio De Janeiro, Paraná, and Bahia. Dead Thalassionema nitzschioides form siliceous oozes. Individuals can grow to 110 µm.

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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 Thalassionema nitzschioides. View this species on GBIF