Description of biotope or habitat type
Deep sponge aggregation on Atlantic lower bathyal mud
Habitat (physical) description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic lower bathyal|
|Depth Band||1300 - 2100 m|
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- Records used to define the biotope (core records)
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- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
This broad community contains assemblages where sponges dominate sediment habitats. Sponges can be of all morphotypes except encrusting. Aggregations of the glass sponge Pheronema carpenteri have been recorded on Atlantic mid to lower bathyal mud. Associated species are likely to differ with depth.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.