EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME5 - Upper Bathyal sand > ME52 - Atlantic upper bathyal sand > ME522 - Mixed infauna dominated by polychaetes in Atlantic upper bathyal sand

Mixed infauna dominated by polychaetes in Atlantic upper bathyal sand

Description (English)

All infaunal communities in the deep-sea are dominated by polychaete species with a diverse range of other taxa including bivalves, amphipods and sipunculids. Species level data were not available for analysis and at family level it was not possible to define more distinct groups for infauna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME522

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) A6.3 Deep-sea sand narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.3 Deep-sea sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.3 Deep-sea sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.3 Deep-sea sand substrates same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.3 Bathyal zone sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A5.2 Bathyal zone sand (continental slope floor) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.211 Bathyal benthic communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.211 Bathyal benthic communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.211   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.211   wider
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