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Copepod Aggregation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 440

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Crustacean Holoplankton
Biotic Group Copepod Aggregation
Biotic Community Acartia Aggregation
Calanus Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which copepods aggregate and are the dominant form of zooplankton. Planktonic copepods are thought to be among the most abundant multi-cellular animals on Earth. Most planktonic copepods use their large antennae to move in a series of jerky motions.