Description of biotope or habitat type
Burrowing ophiuroid community on Atlantic lower bathyal sand
Physical habitat description
|Full (30-35 ppt)
|Atlantic lower bathyal
|1300 - 2100 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 consisting of assemblages characterised by brittle stars (ophiuroids) that bury in soft sediments with on the tips of the arms visible at the surface. Species may differ with depth and sediment type but it was not possible to identify to species level using video data available.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
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