Description of biotope or habitat type
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Psolus squamatus, Anomiidae, serpulid polychaetes and Munida on Atlantic upper bathyal rock and other hard substrata
Physical habitat description
|Salinity||Full (30-35 ppt)|
|Substratum||Rock and other hard substrata - cobble, boulder and bedrock|
|Zone||Atlantic upper bathyal|
|Depth Band||Biotope depth range 200 - 600 m (based on zone); assemblage recorded from 361 - 824 m; median 590 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
Point data based on records in the UK Marine Recorder Snapshot. Predicted habitat extent is from UKSeaMap.
This biotope consists of cobble, boulder and bedrock areas with the holothurian Psolus being the most conspicuous faunal compenent. A range of encrusting species are also present but there is no conspicuous presence of lamellate sponges as there is within "Psolus squamatus and encrusting sponge assemblage". This assemblage also occurs in the mid bathyal. This assemblage also occurs in the mid bathyal. Characterising species listed refer to all Psolus squamatus, Anomiidae, serpulid polychaetes and Munida assemblages not just those found associated with the zone and substrate specified in this biotope.
No situation data available.
No temporal variation data available.
|Taxon||% of core records where taxon was recorded|
|Porifera encrusting (pale - yellow, white, grey, cream, pink|
Similar biotopes or habitat types
M.AtUB.Ro.SpaEnc.PsoSpoDistinguished by the presence of lamenate sponges.
M.AtMB.Ro.SpaEnc.PsoSpoOccurs in the mid bathyal. Distinguished by the presence of lamenate sponges.