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Elphidiidae is a family of foraminifers. Dead Elphidiidae form calcareous oozes. They are omnivores. They are sessile organisms.

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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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EOL has data for 32 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Elphidiidae. View this species on GBIF
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Elphidiidae Habitats

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