EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME1 - Upper bathyal rock > ME11 - Arctic upper bathyal rock > ME111 - Sparse communities on Arctic upper bathyal rock

Sparse communities on Arctic upper bathyal rock

Description (English)

This broad community contains assembages where crinoids dominate the fauna. Crinoid assemblages are found typically in areas with higher current speeds that facilitate filter feeding, such as the shelf edge. The crinoid species Heliometra glacialis has been recorded on Arctic mid bathyal rock.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME111

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Heliometra glacialis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Heliometra glacialis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A6.11 Deep-sea bedrock narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.11 Deep-sea bedrock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.11 Deep-sea bedrock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.11 Deep-sea bedrock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.11 Communities of bathyal zone bedrock or artificial substrates same
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