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Soft Sediment Bryozoans (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 523

Benthic/Attached Biota
Faunal Bed
Biotic Subclass Soft Sediment Fauna
Geoform Soft Sediment Bryozoans
Biotic Community Bugula Bed
Celleporaria Bed
Schizoporella Bed

Definition Areas dominated by bryozoans (small colonial filter-feeding animals with a calcareous skeleton) that may grow in complex branched structures, bushy shapes, or other forms). Bryozoans may be either embedded in fine substrates or resting, unattached, on the sediment surface.