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Freshwater Irregularly Flooded Tidal Lichen Zone (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 553

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Moss and Lichen Communities
Biotic Subclass Freshwater Tidal Lichens
Biotic Group Freshwater Irregularly Flooded Tidal Lichen Zone


Description
Definition Tidal areas that are irregularly flooded (less often than daily) by tidal or non-tidal floods. Areas are generally characterized by lichen species that require moist or damp substrates. This zone corresponds to the Fluvial Mesic and Fluvial Xeric Zones described by Gilbert and Giavarini, but the CMECS group only includes the parts related to the Tidal Lichen Zones.