Description of biotope or habitat type
Bathylasma hirsutum assemblage on Atlantic mid bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata - Bedrock|
|Zone||Atlantic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||Biotope depth range 600 - 1300 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 200 - 950 m|
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- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
Biotope dominated by the barnacle Bathylasma hirsutum. Observed on bedrock in high current areas. Barnacle coverage may not be dense. This assemblage was also identified in the upper bathyal, but the associated species are likely to differ. Characterising species listed refer to all Bathylasma hirsutum assemblages not just those found associated with the zone and substrate specified in this biotope.
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No temporal variation data available.
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