Distribution of planktonic foraminifera in the Southern Ocean (maps), supplement to: Bé, Allan W H (1969): Planktonic foraminifera. Antarctic Map Folio Series, American Geographical Society, 9-12

Allan W H Bé
There are about 30 species of planktonic Foraminifera, as contrasted with the more than 4200 benthic species in the oceans of the world. Most of the planktonic species belong to the families Globigerinidae and Globorotaliidae. Of the 30 species, 9 occur in Antarctic and Subantarctic waters; however, none of these cold-water species are restricted to the Southern Ocean, except possibly the newly recognized Globorotalia cavernula (Be, 1967b). These species are distributed in broad zones of...
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