EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A6 - Deep-sea bed > A6.6 - Deep-sea bioherms

Deep-sea bioherms

English name: Deep-sea bioherms

Description (English)

A bioherm is a mound, dome, or reef-like mass of rock that is composed almost exclusively of the remains of sedentary marine organisms and is embedded in rock of different physical character. This habitat type includes deep-sea coral reefs (A6.61) and sponge beds (A6.62).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A6.6
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.6 Deep-sea bioherms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.6 Deep-sea bioherms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.6 Deep-sea bioherms same
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