EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME4 - Upper bathyal mixed sediment > ME42 - Atlantic upper bathyal mixed sediment > ME422 - Sponge aggregation on Atlantic upper bathyal mixed sediment

Sponge aggregation on Atlantic upper bathyal mixed sediment

Description (English)

This broad community contains assemblages where sponges dominate sediment habitats. Sponges can be of all morphotypes except encrusting. Aggregations of the Geodia species with other massive forms are typical of Atlanto-Arctic upper bathyal coarse or mixed sediment. Associated species are likely to differ on different sediment types.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME422

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) A6.2 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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