Description of biotope or habitat type
Brachiopod dominated community on Atlantic upper bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Habitat (physical) description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata|
|Zone||Atlantic upper bathyal|
|Depth Band||200 - 600 m|
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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
This broad community includes all biotopes where brachiopod species are the dominant fauna. The species of brachiopod will vary with depth and location. Associated fauna are sparse. Currently, brachiopod dominated communities in both the upper bathyal and the mid bathyal have only one child biotope (Dallina septigera assemblage), but in the future new brachiopod biotopes may be discovered which differ between zones. It is likely that, due to changes in depth, associated species differ in the upper and mid bathyal versions of this broad community, but further evidence is required to describe differences.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.