EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MD5 - Offshore circalittoral sand > MD52 - Atlantic offshore circalittoral sand > MD521 - Faunal communities in Atlantic offshore circalittoral sand > MD5211 - Maldanid polychaetesand Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

Maldanid polychaetesand Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

Description (English)

In deep offshore sand or non-cohesive muddy sand dense populations of maldanid polychaetes such as Maldane sarsi and the cumacean Eudorellopsis deformis may be found. Accompanying these species are abundant ophiuroids including Amphiura filiformis, polychaetes such as Terebellidae sp., Chaetozone setosa, Levinsenia gracilis, Scoloplos armiger, the amphipod Harpinia antennaria and the bivalves Nuculoma tenuis and Parvicardium minimum. This biotope is similar to the Maldane sarsi - Ophiura sarsi community defined by Glemarec (1973).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MD5211

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Eudorellopsis deformis
Invertebrates Harpinia antennaria
Invertebrates Maldane sarsi
Invertebrates Parvicardium minimum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Eudorellopsis deformis Invertebrates
Harpinia antennaria Invertebrates
Maldane sarsi Invertebrates
Parvicardium minimum Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.271 Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.271 Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand same
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