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Gelatinous Zooplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 403

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Gelatinous Zooplankton
Biotic Group Ctenophore Aggregation
Jellyfish Aggregation
Salp Aggregation
Siphonophore Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which gelatinous zooplankton (generally transparent, often quite large organisms, in which water constitutes a very high percentage of the body mass) are the perceived dominant feature. Most gelatinous zooplankton are predators on other zooplankton.