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Hemiaulus sinensis is a species of diatoms in the family Hemiaulaceae. They are native to Santa Catarina, Rio De Janeiro, Rio Grande Do Norte, Pernambuco, Bahia, ParaíBa, SãO Paulo, Sergipe, Alagoas, Rio Grande Do Sul, and Paraná. Dead Hemiaulus sinensis form siliceous oozes.

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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 Hemiaulus sinensis. View this species on GBIF