EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME3 - Upper bathyal coarse sediment > ME32 - Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment > ME321 - Sparse communities > ME3212 - Caryophyllia smithii and Actinauge richardi assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment

Caryophyllia smithii and Actinauge richardi assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment

Description (English)

Biotope comprising cup coral Caryophyllia smithii and anemone Actinauge richardi attached to small pieces of hard material in the sediment. This assemblage is observed on the shallow parts of Rockall Bank on sand with some gravel / pebble component.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME3212

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Actinauge richardi
Invertebrates Caryophyllia smithii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Actinauge richardi Invertebrates
Caryophyllia smithii Invertebrates

Other classifications

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

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A5 Deep seabed (over 200m depth) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A7 Deep seabed (over 200 m depth) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.21 Deep sea floor not defined
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.21 Deep sea floor not defined
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.21   not defined
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100