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Coral Meroplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 400

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Coral Meroplankton
Biotic Group Coral Spawning and Larval Aggregation
Coral Larval Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which coral larval life-history stages are the perceived dominant feature. This generally occurs during and after synchronous spawning events in reef areas with high coral biomass.