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Columnar Coral Reef (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 493

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Reef Biota
Biotic Subclass Shallow/Mesophotic Coral Reef Biota
Biotic Group Columnar Coral Reef
Biotic Community Columnar Dendrogyra Reef
Columnar Psammocora Reef

Definition Areas dominated by columnar corals that emerge from a massive base in a pillar form and do not branch. They are commonly found in mild water flow at mid-depth water levels.