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FORAMS (foramifera)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > forams

Forams are single celled organisms that secrete a calcium carbonate shell, which makes identification easy. The shell is perforated and a jelly like protoplasm extends in and around the shell; this protoplasm is used to gather food and for mobility. On Lord Howe Island, the most conspicuous is Marginopera vertebralis, which can have the form of a small white disc 6mm in diameter, found on the sandy seashore and lagoon floor. The shells can contribute calcium carbonate material to the sand of the beaches and lagoon.


There are currently no subcategories belonging to the biodiversity category, forams (foramifera).


There are currently no species belonging to the biodiversity category, forams (foramifera).

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