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Marine Habitat Classification


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   Burrowing anemone field in Atlantic mid bathyal sand


Habitat (physical) description

Salinity Full (30-35 ppt)
Wave exposure
Tidal streams
Substratum Sand
Zone Atlantic mid bathyal
Depth Band 600 - 1300 m
Other Features

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Distribution of habitat M.AtMB.Sa.BurAne Burrowing anemone field in Atlantic mid bathyal sand

  • 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. On Atlantic mid bathyal sand, the community comprises Cerianthid anemones which are likely to be a different species to those occuring on mud. It has not yet been possible to identify anemones in this variant of the broad community to species level assemblages using video data available.

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 species of cerianthid is liekly to differ although identification to species level was not possible using video data available. Associated infauna are likely to differ.

M.ArMB.Co.BurAne
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on Arctic coarse sediment. The anemones are likely to be halcampids rather than cerianthids, although identification could not be certain based on video data. Associated infauna are likely to differ.


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