EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME3 - Upper bathyal coarse sediment > ME32 - Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment > ME321 - Sparse communities > ME3214 - Squat lobster assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment (Lophelia rubble )

Squat lobster assemblage on Atlantic upper bathyal coarse sediment (Lophelia rubble )

Description (English)

This biotope describes the fringing rubble apron of cold water coral mounds or accumulations of gravel size Lophelia pertusa skeleton. Freiwald et al. (2004) list those species occurring within this zone on cold water coral reefs. The same assemblage was recorded in the Atlantic mid bathyal but associated species are likely to vary with depth. Characterising species listed refer to all squat lobster on Lophelia rubble 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 ME3214

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Lophelia pertusa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Lophelia pertusa Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A6 Deep-sea bed narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A6.22 Deep-sea biogenic gravels (shells, coral debris) 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 200410 A6.22 Deep-sea biogenic gravels (shells, coral debris) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.22 Deep-sea biogenic gravels (shells, coral debris) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.22 Deep-sea biogenic gravels (shells, coral debris) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.22 Biogenic gravels (shells, coral debris) in the bathyal zone 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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