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Coral Meroplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 400

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Group Zooplankton
Biotic Subclass Coral Meroplankton
Biotic Group Coral Spawning and Larval Aggregation
Coral Larval Aggregation


Description
Definition Water parcels in which coral larval life-history stages are the perceived dominant feature. This generally occurs during and after synchronous spawning events in reef areas with high coral biomass.