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Floating/Suspended Plants and Macroalgae (Biotic Class)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 386

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Floating/Suspended Plants and Macroalgae
Biotic Subclass Floating/Suspended Macroalgae
Floating/Suspended Vascular Vegetation

Definition This class includes areas dominated by vascular plants, detached plant parts, or macroalgae that are floating on the surface or are suspended in the water column—that is, plants and macroalgae that are not rooted or attached to the bottom.