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Amphistegina lessonii d'Orbigny ex Guérin-Méneville 1832

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Amphistegina lessonii is a species of forams in the family Amphisteginidae. Dead Amphistegina lessonii form shallow marine sediments. Dead Amphistegina lessonii form calcareous oozes. They are carnivores. 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Amphistegina lessonii d'Orbigny ex Guérin-Méneville 1832. View this species on GBIF