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Arctic mesopelagic zone in unstratified full salinity water

Description (English)

Arctic waters situated over the continental slope, the steep descent from the continental shelf to the ocean bottom, an area where upwellings, water mixing or shearing and other anomalies often develop.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MH812

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

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) A7.82 Mesopelagic zone in unstratified full salinity water narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A7.82 Mesopelagic zone in unstratified full salinity water same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A7.82 Mesopelagic zone in unstratified full salinity water same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A7.82 Mesopelagic zone in unstratified full salinity water same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A7.81 Mesopelagial zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A6.7 Water over seabed >200m depth, below euphotic zone, to depth 2000m same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A8.3 Water over continental slope same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.123 Continental slope same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.123 Continental slope same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.123   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.123   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.123   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 11.23   same
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