Description of biotope or habitat type
Offshore circalittoral sand
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Fine sands and muddy sands.|
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- Records used to define the biotope (core records)
- Other records assigned to this biotope, marked as 'certain'
- Other records assigned to this biotope, marked as 'uncertain'
- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
Offshore (deep) circalittoral habitats with fine sands or non-cohesive muddy sands. Very little data is available on these habitats however they are likely to be more stable than their shallower counterparts and characterised by a diverse range of polychaetes, amphipods, bivalves and echinoderms.
No situation data available.
No temporal data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
Similar biotopes or habitat types
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