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Caryophyllia smithii and Actinauge richardi assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Coarse sediment - gravelly sand|
|Zone||Atlantic upper bathyal|
|Depth Band||Biotope depth range 200 - 600 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 218 - 286 m|
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- 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.
Biotope comprising cup coral Caryophyllia smithii and anemone Actinauge richardi attached to small pieces of hard material in the sediment. This assemblage is observed on the shallow parts of Rockall Bank on sand with some gravel / pebble component.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
|Taxon||% of core records where taxon was recorded|
|Porifera encrusting (pale)|
Similar biotopes or habitat types
Not applicable or unknown.