EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME1 - Upper bathyal rock > ME12 - Atlantic upper bathyal rock > ME122 - Sponge communities on Atlantic upper bathyal rock > ME1221 - Reteporella and Axinellidsponges on Atlantic upper bathyal rock

Reteporella and Axinellidsponges on Atlantic upper bathyal rock

Description (English)

This biotope occurs on cobbles and pebbles on sandy sea bed possibly associated with shallow iceberg ploughmarks, characterised by Axinellid and massive lobose sponges, cup sponges and bryozoan Reteporella attached to the cobbles, with squat lobsters sheltering under the cobbles. It is similar to a deeper expression of the shallower biotope

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME1221
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

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
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A6.62 Deep-sea sponge aggregations narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.62 Deep-sea sponge aggregations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.62 Deep-sea sponge aggregations same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.62 Deep-sea bioherm dominated by Porifera same
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