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Shell Reef Substrate (Substrate Subclass)

Component: Substrate

Unique Identifier: 319

Substrate Origin Biogenic Substrate
Substrate Class Shell Substrate
Substrate Subclass Shell Reef Substrate
Substrate Group Clam Reef Substrate
Crepidula Reef Substrate
Mussel Reef Substrate
Oyster Reef Substrate


Description
Definition Substrate that is dominated by living or non-living cemented, conglomerated, or otherwise self-adhered shell reefs, with a median particle size of 4,096 millimeters or greater in any dimension. Live reef building fauna may or may not be present; this is described in the BC.