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Paralia sulcata is a species of diatoms in the family Paraliaceae. They are native to Espirito Santo, Rio Grande Do Norte, Paraná, SãO Paulo, Bahia, Pará, ParaíBa, Santa Catarina, Pernambuco, Rio Grande Do Sul, and Rio De Janeiro. Dead Paralia sulcata 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 Paralia sulcata. View this species on GBIF