Syringammina fragilissima field on Atlantic upper bathyal mixed sediment

Description (English)

Assemblage characterised by dense aggregations of the xenophyophore Syringammina fragilissima on mixed sediment. Associated species will vary with depth but may include squat lobsters (Munida), Ophiuroids, Majid crabs, pale encrusting sponges (yellow, white, grey, cream, pink) and sediment dwelling anemones. The same epifaunal assemblage is also found in the lower bathyal and on other sediments but associated infauna are likely to differ. Characterising species listed refer to all Syringammina fragilissima 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 ME4211

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) A6.2 Deep-sea mixed substrata narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.2 Deep-sea mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.2 Deep-sea mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.2 Deep-sea combination substrates same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.2 Bathyal zone mixed substrates same
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