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Soft Sediment Bryozoans (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 523

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


Description
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.