EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME3 - Upper bathyal coarse sediment > ME32 - Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment > ME321 - Sparse communities > ME3213 - Pale encrusting sponges and serpulids on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment

Pale encrusting sponges and serpulids on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment

Description (English)

This biotope consists of gravel substrates with few visible epifauna only encrusting forms. The same assemblage was recorded in the Atlanto-Arctic and Atlantic mid bathyal zones but associated infaunal species are likely to differ. Characterising species listed refer to all pale encrusting sponge and serpulid assemblages not just those found associated with the zone and substrate specified in this biotope.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME3213

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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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
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