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Mixed Crustacean Larvae (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 443

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Crustacean Meroplankton
Biotic Group Mixed Crustacean Larvae

Definition Water parcels in which several forms of crustacean larvae are mixed, and together they constitute the dominant form of zooplankton. This biotic group is meant to be used for mixes where it is very difficult to identify a dominant Crustacean genus or species.