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Coccolithophore Phytoplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 412

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Phytoplankton
Biotic Subclass Coccolithophore Phytoplankton
Biotic Group Coccolithophore Aggregation
Coccolithophore Bloom
Coccolithophore Maximum Layer


Description
Definition Coccolithophores are small phytoplankters, predominantly marine, which produce plates of calcium carbonate as shells.