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Freshwater Tidal Lichens (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 430

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Moss and Lichen Communities
Biotic Subclass Freshwater Tidal Lichens
Biotic Group Freshwater Submerged and Regularly Flooded Tidal Lichen Zone
Freshwater Irregularly Flooded Tidal Lichen Zone


Description
Definition Freshwater tidal areas dominated by salt-intolerant lichen species that form patches or visible patterns on the surface of the substrate. Freshwater lichen Biotic Groups are based on a modification of Gilbert and Giavarini (1997).