Description of biotope or habitat type
Heliometra glacialis, Actinostolid anemones and tube worm assemblage on Arctic mid bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata - cobbles and boulders|
|Zone||Arctic mid bathyal|
|Depth Band||Biotope depth range 600 - 1100 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 799 - 903 m; mean 875 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 has been recorded on a cobble and boulder matrix at the base of the Wyville Thomson Ridge in cold Arctic waters. Conspicuous fauna are the Actinostolid anemones, the crinoid Heliometra glacialis, and sabellid tube worms.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
|Taxon||% of core records where taxon was recorded|
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