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Marine Lichens (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 431

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Moss and Lichen Communities
Biotic Subclass Marine Lichens
Biotic Group Marine Intertidal Lichen Zone
Marine Supratidal Lichen Zone

Definition Marine tidal areas dominated by lichen species that form patches or visible patterns on the surface of the substrate. Marine Lichen Biotic Groups are based on a modification of Fletcher (1973).