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   Ophiomusium lymani and cerianthid anemone assemblage on Atlantic lower bathyal mixed sediment


Habitat (physical) description

Salinity Full (30-35 ppt)
Wave exposure
Tidal streams
Substratum Mixed sediment - mixed, gravelly sand substrates
Zone Atlantic lower bathyal
Depth Band Biotope depth range 1300 - 2100 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 1791 - 1889 m
Other Features

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Distribution of habitat M.AtLB.Mx.SurOph.OphCer <i>Ophiomusium lymani</i> and cerianthid anemone assemblage on Atlantic lower bathyal mixed sediment

  • 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.

Description

Brittle star Ophiomusium lymani and associated species on mixed sediments. This may be found overlain on top of another assemblage.

Situation

No situation data available.

Temporal variation

No temporal variation data available.

Characterising Species

Taxon
Ophiomusium lymani
Cerianthidae
Solitary coral, probably Flabellum
Crinoidea
Holothuroidea
Actiniaria

Similar biotopes

Not applicable or unknown.

Photos

M.AtLB.Mx.SurOph.OphCer Ophiomusium lymani and cerianthid anemone assemblage on Atlantic lower bathyal mixed sediment, Anton Dohrn seamount. ANON © JNCC/University of Plymouth
M.AtLB.Mx.SurOph.OphCer Ophiomusium lymani and cerianthid anemone assemblage on Atlantic lower bathyal mixed sediment, Anton Dohrn seamount. ANON © JNCC/University of Plymouth

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