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Aquatic Vascular Vegetation (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 434

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Aquatic Vegetation Bed
Biotic Subclass Aquatic Vascular Vegetation
Biotic Group Freshwater and Brackish Tidal Aquatic Vegetation
Seagrass Bed

Definition Aquatic vascular vegetation beds dominated by submerged, rooted, vascular species (such as seagrasses, Figure 8.15) or submerged or rooted floating freshwater tidal vascular vegetation (such as hornworts [Ceratophyllum spp.] or naiads [Najas spp.]).

Note: Nomenclatural standards and punctuation for vegetated biotic communities are taken directly from FGDC-STD-005-2008. Strata are separated by a "/" (i.e., tree/shrub/herbaceous). Hyphens between species names indicate that they are in the same strata. Parentheses indicate that the species is important in defining the association, but may not be in every observation of the association. The name of the FGDC-STD-005-2008 Class is always used at the end of the association name. The epithet, "[Provisional]" is used when the type has been identified, but not yet formally incorporated into FGDC-STD-005-2008.