Description of biotope or habitat type
Xenophyophore dominated community on Atlantic lower bathyal mud
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Zone||Atlantic lower bathyal|
|Depth Band||1300 - 2100 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 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.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
Characterising species data not applicable.
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