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Floating/Suspended Vascular Vegetation (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 410

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Floating/Suspended Plants and Macroalgae
Biotic Subclass Floating/Suspended Vascular Vegetation
Biotic Group Floating/Suspended Freshwater and Brackish Vegetation


Description
Definition Areas dominated by vascular vegetation that is floating on the surface or suspended freely in the water column. This subclass is limited to freshwater and brackish species. (There are no known marine, floating or suspended vascular, plant species.) Vascular vegetation that is floating on the surface, but rooted in the substrate is included in the Aquatic Vegetation Bed Class.