Description of biotope or habitat type
Sea pens and burrowing megafauna on Atlantic mid bathyal mud
Habitat (physical) description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||600 - 1300 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
Dense aggregations of sea pens on fine sediments. The species composition will vary with depth and location. Kophobelemnon has been recorded in Atlantic upper and mid bathyal mud and sand, but associated species are likely to differ with zone and substrate type.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.