Chaetoceros peruvianus is a species of diatoms in the family Chaetocerotaceae. They are native to Rio Grande Do Norte, Bahia, Rio Grande Do Sul, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Espirito Santo, Santa Catarina, Rio De Janeiro, Maranhao, SãO Paulo, and Paraná. Dead Chaetoceros peruvianus 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 Chaetoceros peruvianus. View this species on GBIF