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Sheet Algal Bed (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 564

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Aquatic Vegetation Bed
Biotic Subclass Benthic Macroalgae
Biotic Group Sheet Algal Bed
Biotic Community Agardhiella Sheet Algae Communities
Grinella americana Communities
Monostroma <i>grevillei</i> Communities
Ulva lactuca Communities


Description
Definition Areas dominated by sheet (thallose) algae that form thin, undifferentiated, membranous sheets with no stipe or blades. Growth in these algae occurs in two directions. The sheets can be as thin as a single cell.