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Miliolina is a suborder of foraminifers. There are 3826 species of Miliolina, in 416 genera and 28 families. This suborder has been around since the carboniferous period. It includes groups like Squamulinidae, Fabulariidae, and Myriastylidae. Dead Miliolina form calcareous oozes. 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 11 attributes, including:

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