Home | Search/Browse

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

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.