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Sabellariid Reef (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 506

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Reef Biota
Biotic Subclass Worm Reef Biota
Biotic Group Sabellariid Reef
Biotic Community Phragmatopoma Reef
Sabellaria Reef

Definition Areas dominated by ridge- or mound-like features formed by the colonization and growth of living sabellariid worm species that have cemented sediment grains into complex structures. Certain types of sabellariid reefs most often occur parallel to an ocean shoreline in shallow water, but many are also found in deeper waters where current energy is high.