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Chlorophyte Maximum Layer (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 585

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Phytoplankton
Biotic Subclass Chlorophyte Phytoplankton
Biotic Group Chlorophyte Maximum Layer
Biotic Community Ostreococcus Maximum Layer

Definition Relatively thin layer dominated by chlorophytes at depth in the water column where nutrients are optimal. Chlorophytes are adapted to low light levels.