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Heterohelicidae is a family of foraminifers. Dead Heterohelicidae 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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EOL has data for 12 attributes, including:

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

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