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Melonidae is a family of foraminifers. Dead Melonidae form calcareous oozes.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000046
  • Definition: Calcareous ooze is a marine sediment composed primarily of the shells--also known as tests--of foraminifera, coccolithophores, and pteropods. This is the most common pelagic sediment by area, covering 48% of the world ocean's floor. This type of ooze is limited to depths above the Carbonate Compensation Depth at time of burial. It accumulates more rapidly than any other pelagic sediment type, with a rate that varies from 0.3 - 5 cm / 1000 yr.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Melonidae. View this species on GBIF
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Melonidae Habitats

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

Melonidae Habitats

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

Melonidae includes 1 child: