Sediment fraction analysis and population density of living larger foraminifera in the Persian Gulf (Table 1A, 1B)
Living Heterostegina depressa were found in the Persian Gulf on shallows and sides of islands in the Central Basin. Preliminary culture experiments furnished information on life span, salinity tolerances and population density of species. Reproduction processes (probably asexual) could be observed several times. A possible carbonate production of ca. 150 g/year/m**2 has been estimated.