EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A6 - Deep-sea bed > A6.8 - Deep-sea trenches and canyons, channels, slope failures and slumps on the continental slope

Deep-sea trenches and canyons, channels, slope failures and slumps on the continental slope

English name: Deep-sea trenches and canyons, channels, slope failures and slumps on the continental slope

Description (English)

Habitats on the deep-sea bed significantly below the deep-sea bed, including deep ocean trenches, often greater than 6000 m depth with an active margin reduction zone (A6.82), and downslope or along-slope channels on the deep-sea bed (A6.81).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A6.8

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
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 11.213 Hadal benthic communities narrower
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 A6.8 Deep-sea trenches and canyons, channels, slope failures and slumps on the continental slope same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.8 Deep-sea trenches narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.7 Canyons, channels, slope failures and slumps on the continental slope narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.7 Canyons, channels, slope failures and slumps on the continental slope narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.8 Deep-sea trenches narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A6.6 Hadal zone (deep ocean trenches) narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A5.8 Hadal zone (deep ocean trenches) narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A7.4 Hadal zone (deep ocean trenches) narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.213 Hadal benthic communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.213 Hadal benthic communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.213   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.213   narrower
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