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Coquina Reef Substrate (Substrate Subgroup)

Component: Substrate

Unique Identifier: 359

Substrate Origin Biogenic Substrate
Substrate Class Shell Substrate
Substrate Subclass Shell Reef Substrate
Substrate Group Clam Reef Substrate
Substrate Subgroup Coquina Reef Substrate

Definition Shell Reef that is primarily composed of cemented or conglomerated Coquina shells. Living clams may or may not be present: this is described in the BC. Note that Coquina shells are described in a separate substrate subgroup due to their distinctive features and special significance in many areas.