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Freshwater and Brackish Tidal Aquatic Vegetation (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 566

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Aquatic Vegetation Bed
Biotic Subclass Aquatic Vascular Vegetation
Biotic Group Freshwater and Brackish Tidal Aquatic Vegetation
Biotic Community Ceratophyllum demersum - Vallisneria americana - Najas spp. Tidal Herbaceous Vegetation
Ruppia maritima - Stuckenia pectinata Herbaceous Vegetation


Description
Definition Tidal aquatic vegetation beds dominated by submerged, rooted, vascular species that have limited (or no) salt tolerance. Some species, such as Ruppia maritima, can have a wide range of salt tolerance, and are included in this group when occurring in low salt environments or with other salt intolerant species that indicate low salt environments.