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Jellyfish Aggregation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 450

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Gelatinous Zooplankton
Biotic Group Jellyfish Aggregation
Biotic Community Aurelia Aggregation
Chrysaora Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which jellyfish (free-swimming Medusozoan life-history stages) aggregate and are the dominant form of zooplankton. Most jellyfish are predators, and many have venomous nematocysts (stinging capsules in specialized cells).