EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MF1 - Lower bathyal rock > MF11 - Arctic lower bathyal rock > MF111 - Mixed cold water coral community on Arctic mid bathyal rock > MF1111 - Corymorpha, Gersemia, Zoantharia and Heliometra glacialis on Arctic lower bathyal rock

Corymorpha, Gersemia, Zoantharia and Heliometra glacialis on Arctic lower bathyal rock

Description (English)

This biotope has been recorded on a cobble matrix at the base of the Wyville-Thomson Ridge. The most conspicuos fauna are an unidentified orange zoanthid, Corymorpha and Gersemia, although there is a dense ophiuroid bed present also. It is found in the cold Arctic waters.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MF1111
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

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) A6.1 Deep-sea rock and artificial hard substrata narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.1 Deep-sea rock and artificial hard substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.1 Deep-sea rock and artificial hard substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.1 Deep-sea rock and artificial hard substrates same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.1 Bathyal zone hard substrates same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A5.1 Bathyal zone rock (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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