Description of biotope or habitat type
Kophobelemnon fields on Atlantic mid bathyal mud
Physical habitat description
|Full (30-35 ppt)
|Atlantic mid bathyal
|Biotope depth range 600 - 1300 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 242 - 1059 m; mean 734 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 composed of dense aggregations of seapens of the genus Kophobelemnon (in the UK likely to be Kophobelemnon stelliferum) on mud. Kophobelemnon fields are also found in the upper bathyal zone but the associated infauna are likely to differ. Characterising species listed refer to all Kophobelemnon stelliferum assemblages not just those found associated with the zone and substrate specified in this biotope.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
|% of core records where taxon was recorded
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