Description of biotope or habitat type
Cidarid urchin assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment
Habitat (physical) description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Coarse sediment - sand with gravel, pebbles and cobbles|
|Zone||Atlantic upper 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
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 mid 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.