Description of biotope or habitat type
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Deep sponge aggregation on Atlantic mid bathyal mud
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||600 - 1300 m|
Download comparative physical and biological data. The comparative tables enable a rapid comparison of the species composition and principal physical characteristics between a given set of biotopes.
- 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.
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.
Similar biotopes or habitat types
M.AtLB.Mu.DeeSpoThe same epifaunal broad community occuring in the lower bathyal. Associated species will differ.
M.AtUB.Ro.DeeSpoThe same epifaunal broad community occuring in the upper bathyal on rock. Different sponges are present and associated species will differ.
M.AAUB.Co.DeeSpoThe same epifaunal broad community occuring on Atlanto-Arctic upper bathyal coarse sediment. Different sponges are present and associated species will differ.