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Filamentous Algal Bed (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 561

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Aquatic Vegetation Bed
Biotic Subclass Benthic Macroalgae
Biotic Group Filamentous Algal Bed
Biotic Community Aghardiella Communities
Chaetomorpha Communities
Chordaria Communities
Cladophora <i>sericia</i> Communities


Description
Definition Areas dominated by filamentous algae that have a growth form consisting of fine filaments or strands with no blades or stipes. Filaments may branch, but they lack complex structures. The strands are undifferentiated (with a growth axis in one direction). Filamentous algae can form dense mats.