Description of biotope or habitat type
Crinoid dominated community on Atlantic mid bathyal mud
Physical habitat description
|Full (30-35 ppt)
|Atlantic mid bathyal
|600 - 1300 m
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- Records used to define the biotope (core records)
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- 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 Leptometra celtica is recorded in the Atlantic upper and mid bathyal. Associated species are likely to differ with depth and substrate type.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
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