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Mollusk Reef Biota (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 423

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Reef Biota
Biotic Subclass Mollusk Reef Biota
Biotic Group Gastropod Reef
Mussel Reef
Oyster Reef


Description
Definition Areas dominated by consolidated aggregations of living and dead mollusks, usually bivalves (e.g., oysters or mussels or giant clams) or gastropods (e.g., vermetids) attached to their conspecifics and sufficiently abundant to create substrate.