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Astrorhizida is an order of foraminifers. There are 964 species of Astrorhizida, in 154 genera and 24 families. It includes groups like Telamminidae, Polysaccamminidae, and Psammosphaeridae. Dead Astrorhizida 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Astrorhizida. View this species on GBIF