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Ctenophore Aggregation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 449

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Gelatinous Zooplankton
Biotic Group Ctenophore Aggregation
Biotic Community Beroe Aggregation
Mnemiopsis Aggregation
Pleurobrachia Aggregation


Description
Definition Water parcels in which ctenophores aggregate so as to constitute the dominant form of zooplankton. Ctenophores are small, gelatinous, ciliated animals with a generally rounded or lobed form. Two retractable feeding tentacles may also be present.