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Egg Masses (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 1316

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Faunal Bed
Biotic Subclass Inferred Fauna
Biotic Group Egg Masses
Biotic Community Busycon Egg Cases
Polychaete Mucus Cases
Polynices Egg Collars
Squid Egg Masses

Definition Areas distinguished by egg masses, egg cases, or other lasting evidence of gametes or reproduction. Many burrowing or tube-dwelling polychaetes will produce egg masses that look like bags of mucus attached to the soft sediment seafloor. Gastropods also often produce distinctive egg cases.