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Veliger Aggregation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 454

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Molluscan Meroplankton
Biotic Group Veliger Aggregation
Biotic Community Bivalve Veliger Aggregation
Gastropod Veliger Aggregation

Definition Water parcels in which veligers or pedi-veligers (the distinctive larvae of many mollusks) are the dominant form of zooplankton. Veligers are characterized by ciliated lobes attached to a formative shell and body.