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 > ME1222 - Lobose sponge and stylasterid assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal rock

Lobose sponge and stylasterid assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal rock

Description (English)

This biotope has been found on bedrock and boulders on the shallow flanks of Rockall Bank and is characterised by large yellow lobose sponges and Stylasterid corals. It has only been observed on Rockall Bank most likely due to the shallow depth range over which it occurs; the summits of many of the features are too deep.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME1222
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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