EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MF1 - Lower bathyal rock > MF12 - Atlantic lower bathyal rock > MF121 - Mixed cold water coral community on Atlantic lower bathyal rock > MF1211 - Discrete Solenosmilia variabilis colonies on Atlantic lower bathyal rock

Discrete Solenosmilia variabilis colonies on Atlantic lower bathyal rock

Description (English)

This biotope is a deeper variant of discrete Lophelia pertusa colonies where L. pertusa is replaced by S. variabilis occuring on bedrock. The same assemblage was recorded oncoarse sediment but associated species are likely to differ. Characterising species listed refer to all discrete Solenosmilia variabilis 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 MF1211
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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