Description of biotope or habitat type
Holothurian dominated community on Atlantic upper abyssal mud
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic upper abyssal|
|Depth Band||2100 - 3100 m|
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- 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 those biotopes where holothurians dominate. They are generally very deep (abyssal) and occur on silt or pelagic ooze. The species composition will vary with depth. The holuthurian species Benthothuria funebris and Oneirophanta have been recorded on Atlantic upper abyssal mud.
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