Description of biotope or habitat type
Corymorpha, Gersemia, Zoantharia and Heliometra glacialis on Arctic mid bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata|
|Zone||Arctic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||Biotope depth range 600 - 1100 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 772 - 902 m; median 837 m|
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- Predicted extent of the level 3 (for sublittoral rock & deep sea) or 4 (for sublittoral sediment) habitat
This biotope has been recorded on a cobble matrix at the base of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge. The most conspicuos fauna are an unidentified orange zoanthid, Corymorpha and Gersemia, although there is a dense ophiuroid bed present also. It is found in the cold Arctic waters.
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