dcsimg
  cc-by-nc

Nonioninae is a subfamily of foraminifers in the family Nonionidae. Dead Nonioninae form calcareous oozes. They are omnivores. They are sessile organisms.

show all records
  • 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.
show all records
show all records
show all records

EOL has data for 21 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Nonioninae Schultze 1854. View this species on GBIF