EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MF6 - Lower bathyal mud > MF62 - Atlantic lower bathyal mud > MF621 - Sparse communities on Atlantic lower bathyal mud

Sparse communities on Atlantic lower bathyal mud

Description (English)

This broad community consisting of assemblages characterised by brittle stars (ophiuroids) that bury in soft sediments with on the tips of the arms visible at the surface. Species may differ with depth and sediment type but it was not possible to identify to species level using video data available.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MF621

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) A6.5 Deep-sea mud narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.5 Deep-sea mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.5 Deep-sea muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.5 Deep-sea muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.5 Bathyal zone mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A5.3 Bathyal zone mud (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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