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Worm Meroplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 408

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Worm Meroplankton
Biotic Group Larval Worm Spawning Aggregation
Larval Worm Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which various meroplanktonic worm phyla are the perceived dominant feature. Many worm taxa spawn planktonic larvae, and identification can be difficult.