Description of biotope or habitat type
Sparse encrusting community on Atlantic upper bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata|
|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 includes all biotopes that are characterised by encrusting species including deep-sea sponges, serpulid worms, cup corals and Anoniimid bivalves. This community is widespread and occurs on coarse sediment and rock where erect coral species are absent. When this broad community occurs on rock it is distinguished by the present of holuthurian Psolus squamatus.
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