Description of biotope or habitat type
Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in offshore circalittoral sand or muddy sand
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Sand and muddy sand.|
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- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
In deep offshore sand or non-cohesive muddy sand dense populations of maldanid polychaetes such as Maldane sarsi and the cumacean Eudorellopsis deformis may be found. Accompanying these species are abundant ophiuroids including Amphiura filiformis, polychaetes such as Terebellidae sp., Chaetozone setosa, Levinsenia gracilis, Scoloplos armiger, the amphipod Harpinia antennaria and the bivalves Nuculoma tenuis and Parvicardium minimum. This biotope is similar to the Maldane sarsi-Ophiura sarsi community defined by Glemarec (1973).
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Similar biotopes or habitat types
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