Description of biotope or habitat type
Crinoid dominated community on Arctic mid bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata|
|Zone||Arctic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||600 - 1100 m|
- 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 contains assembages where crinoids dominate the fauna. Crinoid assemblages are found typically in areas with higher current speeds that facilitate filter feeding, such as the shelf edge. The crinoid species Heliometra glacialis has been recorded on Arctic mid bathyal rock.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
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