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Erect coral field on Atlantic mid bathyal mud
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||600 - 1300 m|
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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
Point data based on records in the UK Marine Recorder Snapshot. Predicted habitat extent is from UKSeaMap.
Dense aggregations of erect soft corals occuring on fine sediments. The species composition will vary with depth and location. This broad community is functionally similar to seapen fields.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
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