Description of biotope or habitat type
Mixed cold water coral community on Atlantic lower bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata|
|Zone||Atlantic lower bathyal|
|Depth Band||1300 - 2100 m|
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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 those biotopes where corals dominate but do not form a living coral reef. A mixture of different coral types can be present. Associated species are similar to 'sparse encrusting community', including sponges and ophiuroids. Discrete colonies of Solenosmilia occur on Atlantic lower bathyal rock.
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