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Marine Habitat Classification


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   Xenophyophore dominated community 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.XenCom Xenophyophore dominated community 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 aggreations of xenophyophores. Associated species will vary with depth and sediment type but may include squat lobsters (Munida), Ophiuroids, Majid crabs, pale encrusting sponges and sediment dwelling anemones.

Situation

No situation data available.

Temporal variation

No temporal variation data available.

Characterising Species

Characterising species data not applicable.

Similar biotopes

M.AtLB.Mx.XenCom
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on mixed sediment. Associated fauna are likely to differ.

M.AtLB.Mu.XenCom
The same epifaunal broad community occuring on mud. Associated fauna are likely to differ.

M.AtMB.Co.XenCom
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the mid bathyal on coarse sediment. Associated fauna are likely to differ.

M.AtMB.Mx.XenCom
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the mid bathyal on mixed sediment. Associated fauna are likely to differ.

M.AtMB.Mu.XenCom
The same epifaunal broad community occuring in the mid bathyal on mud. Associated fauna are likely to differ.


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