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Attached Oysters (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 516

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Faunal Bed
Biotic Subclass Attached Fauna
Biotic Group Attached Oysters
Biotic Community Attached Crassostrea
Attached Ostrea


Description
Definition Areas dominated by fauna that consists of accumulations of oysters attached to a substrate other than conspecifics. Areas where oysters have constructed substrate are classified as Oyster Reef (see above). Areas where oysters are not attached to the substrate are classified as Soft Sediment Oyster Bed.