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Marine Habitat Classification


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   Solitary scleractinian field on Atlantic lower bathyal coarse sediment


Habitat (physical) description

Salinity Full (30-35 ppt)
Wave exposure
Tidal streams
Substratum Coarse sediment
Zone Atlantic lower bathyal
Depth Band 1300 - 2100 m
Other Features

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Distribution of habitat M.AtLB.Co.SolScl Solitary scleractinian field on Atlantic lower bathyal coarse sediment

  • 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.

Description

This broad community is characterised by dense aggregations of solitary cup corals (Caryophylliidae and / or Flabellidae) on sediments including mud and sandy mud and coarse sediments. The species composition of the biotopes belonging to this broad community will vary with depth and location, and associated species will vary with sediment type.

Situation

No situation data available.

Temporal variation

No temporal variation data available.

Characterising Species

Characterising species data not applicable.

Similar biotopes

M.AtLB.Mu.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on mud. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtLB.Sa.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on sand. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtMB.Co.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the mid bathyal. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtMB.Mu.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the mid bathyal on mud. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtMB.Sa.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the mid bathyal on sand. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtUB.Co.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the upper bathyal. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtUB.Mu.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the upper bathyal on mud. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.

M.AtUB.Sa.SolScl
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the upper bathyal on sand. The solitary scleractinian species may differ and so will associated infauna.


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