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Flashcards in Aquatic Ecosites Deck (4)
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1

OAO?

Open Water (OAO)
• Deep water (>2m) of lakes, rivers and ponds
• Dominant vegetation type plankton, <25% cover of vascular vegetation

2

SAF?

Floating-Leaved Shallow Aquatic (SAF)
• Shallow permanent water (<2m) of lakes rivers and ponds
• Floating-leaved vegetation >75%
• Emergent or submergent vegetation cover <25%

3

SAM?

Mixed Shallow Aquatic (SAM)
• Shallow permanent water (<2m) of lakes rivers and ponds
• Floating-leaved >25%
• Submergent plants >25%
• Emergent vegetation cover <25%

4

SAS?

Submergent Shallow Aquatic (SAS)
• Shallow permanent water (<2m) of lakes rivers and ponds
• Submergent vegetation >75%
• Floating-leaved or emergent vegetation <25%