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Oyster Bed (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 534

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Faunal Bed
Biotic Subclass Soft Sediment Fauna
Biotic Group Oyster Bed
Biotic Community Crassostrea Bed
Ostrea Bed

Definition Soft-sediment areas dominated by oyster species that are not attached to a hard substrate and are not present in densities sufficient to construct substrate. These animals may be resting on the sediment surface, partially embedded in the sediment, or attached to conspecifics.