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   Burrowing anemone field in Arctic mid bathyal coarse sediment


Habitat (physical) description

Salinity Full (30-35 ppt)
Wave exposure
Tidal streams
Substratum Coarse sediment
Zone Arctic mid bathyal
Depth Band 600 - 1100 m
Other Features

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Distribution of habitat M.ArMB.Co.BurAne Burrowing anemone field in Arctic mid bathyal coarse sediment

  • 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

Point data based on records in the UK Marine Recorder Snapshot. Predicted habitat extent is from UKSeaMap.

Description

This broad community includes sediment biotopes where burrowing anemones are the dominant fauna. In Arctic mid bathyal coarse sediment, the burrowing anemones have been tentatively identified as Halcampids. They are found associated gravel/ pebble coarse sediment which is interspersed with rock. This community can occur in association with ophuroid dominated communities, and crinoid dominated communities may attach to any rock present. Due to difficulties in taxonomic identification using soley video footage, no species level assemblages could be described for this type of burrowing anemone field. Species are likely to differ from those occuring in Atlantic waters.

Situation

No situation data available.

Temporal variation

No temporal variation data available.

Characterising Species

Characterising species data not applicable.

Similar biotopes

M.AtMB.Mu.BurAne
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on mud. The anemones are likely to be cerianthids rather than halcampids, although identification could not be certain based on video data. Associated infauna are likely to differ.

M.AtMB.Sa.BurAne
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on sand. The anemones are likely to be cerianthids rather than halcampids, although identification could not be certain based on video data. Associated infauna are likely to differ.


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