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Table Coral Reef (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 498

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Reef Biota
Biotic Subclass Shallow/Mesophotic Coral Reef Biota
Biotic Group Table Coral Reef
Biotic Community Table Acropora Reef

Definition Reefs dominated by table corals that form platforms that are made up of small, tightly packed branches. Table corals are usually found in shallow waters. See Figure 8.7 for an example of the table coral growth form.