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Crustacean Holoplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 398

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Crustacean Holoplankton
Biotic Group Amphipod Aggregation
Copepod Aggregation
Krill Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which crustacean holoplankton are the perceived dominant feature. Crustaceans constitute the vast bulk of zooplankton in many areas of the ocean.