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Sea Urchin Bed (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 1225

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Faunal Bed
Biotic Subclass Soft Sediment Fauna
Biotic Group Sea Urchin Bed
Biotic Community Lytechinus anamesus Bed
Lytechinus pictus Bed


Description
Definition Sandy or muddy areas dominated by "regular" echinoids (e.g., sea urchins). These rounded urchins typically live on top of the sediment surface, and several species are well adapted to life on soft sediments, occurring in great numbers in certain locations.