Description of biotope or habitat type
Solitary scleractinian field on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic upper bathyal|
|Depth Band||200 - 600 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 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. An assembage comprising Caryophyllia smithii with Actinauge richardi has been recorded on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment.
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No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
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