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Coral Substrate (Substrate Class)

Component: Substrate

Unique Identifier: 303

Substrate Origin Biogenic Substrate
Substrate Class Coral Substrate
Substrate Subclass Coral Reef Substrate
Coral Rubble
Coral Hash
Coral Sand

Definition Non-living scleractinian coral reefs (or coral particles) constitute the dominant benthic substrate; this substrate may or may not be inhabited by live corals.