Description of biotope or habitat type
Sublittoral biogenic reefs on sediment
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt), Variable (18-35 ppt)|
|Wave exposure||Moderately exposed, Sheltered, Very sheltered|
|Tidal streams||Strong (3-6 kn), Moderately strong (1-3 kn), Weak (>1 kn), Very weak (negligible)|
|Substratum||Pebbles, gravel, sand and mud.|
|Depth Band||0-5 m, 5-10 m, 10-20 m, 20-30 m, 30-50 m, 50-100 m|
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- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
Sublittoral biogenic reef communities. This complex includes polychaete reefs, bivalve reefs (e.g. mussel beds) and cold water coral reefs. These communities develop in a range of habitats from exposed open coasts to estuaries, marine inlets and deeper offshore habitats and may be found in a variety of sediment types and salinity regimes.
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Similar biotopes or habitat types
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