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Cidarid urchin assemblage on Atlantic mid bathyal coarse sediment
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Coarse sediment - sand with gravel, pebbles and cobbles|
|Zone||Atlantic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||Biotope depth range 200 - 600 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 184 - 1062 m|
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- 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.
This biotope is characterised by sparse and occasionally agreggated Cidarid urchins on gravelly sand substrates. The same epifaunal assemblage is also found on sand and in the upper bathyal but associated infauna are likely to differ. Characterising species listed refer to all Cidarid urchins assemblages not just those found associated with the zone and substrate specified in this biotope.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
|Taxon||% of core records where taxon was recorded|
Similar biotopes or habitat types
M.AtMB.Sa.UrcCom.CidUrcThe same epifaunal assemblage on sand. Associated infauna are likely to differ.
M.AtUB.Co.UrcCom.CidUrcThe same epifaunal assemblage in the upper bathyal. Associated infauna are likely to differ.
M.AtUB.Sa.UrcCom.CidUrcThe same epifaunal assemblage in the upper bathyal on sand. Associated infauna are likely to differ.
Classification history of this biotope or habitat type