EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MF3 - Lower bathyal coarse sediment > MF31 - Arctic lower bathyal coarse sediment > MF311 - Burrowing anemone field in Arctic lower bathyal coarse sediment

Burrowing anemone field in Arctic lower bathyal coarse sediment

Description (English)

This broad community includes sediment biotopes where burrowing anemones are the dominant fauna. In Arctic mid bathyal coarse sediment, the burrowing anemones have been tentatively identified as Halcampids. They are found associated gravel/ pebble coarse sediment which is interspersed with rock. This community can occur in association with ophuroid dominated communities, and crinoid dominated communities may attach to any rock present. Due to difficulties in taxonomic identification using soley video footage, no species level assemblages could be described for this type of burrowing anemone field. Species are likely to differ from those occuring in Atlantic waters.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MF311

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 Deep-sea bed narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5 Deep-sea bed same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A5 Deep seabed (over 200m depth) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A7 Deep seabed (over 200 m depth) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.21 Deep sea floor not defined
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.21 Deep sea floor not defined
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.21   not defined
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