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Radiolarian Aggregation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 456

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Protozoan Holoplankton
Biotic Group Radiolarian Aggregation
Biotic Community Acantharea Aggregation
Polycistina Aggregation


Description
Definition Water parcels in which radiolarians (amoeboid protists living in an intricate silica test) aggregate and are the dominant form of zooplankton. Radiolarians are particularly abundant in equatorial regions of the oceans.