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Crustacean Meroplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 399

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Crustacean Meroplankton
Biotic Group Decapod Larval Aggregation
Mixed Crustacean Larvae

Definition Water parcels in which crustacean meroplankton are the perceived dominant feature. These zooplankters typically go through several very different larval stages, and can be difficult to identify.