EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.1 - Sublittoral coarse sediment > A5.15 - Deep circalittoral coarse sediment > A5.152 - Hesionura elongata and Protodorvillea kefersteini in offshore coarse sand

Hesionura elongata and Protodorvillea kefersteini in offshore coarse sand

English name: Hesionura elongata and Protodorvillea kefersteini in offshore coarse sand

Description (English)

Offshore (deep) circalittoral habitats with coarse sand may support populations of the interstitial polychaete Hesionura elongata with Protodorvillea kefersteini. Other notable species include the phyllodocid polychaete Protomystides limbata and the bivalve Moerella pygmaea. This biotope was reported in the offshore northern North Sea by Eleftheriou and Basford (1989). Relatively little data exists for this biotope.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.152
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Hesionura elongata
Invertebrates Protodorvillea kefersteini
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Hesionura elongata Invertebrates
Protodorvillea kefersteini Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SCS.OCS.HeloPkef <I>Hesionura elongata</I> and <I>Protodorvillea kefersteini</I> in offshore coarse sand source
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.142 Hesionura elongata and Protodorvillea kefersteini in offshore coarse sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.141 Coarse sand, 100-120 m, with polychaetes Hesionura elongata, Protodorvillea kefersteini, Protomystides bidentata and molluscs Moerella pygmaea same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.141 Coarse sand, 100-120 m, with polychaetes Hesionura elongata, Protodorvillea kefersteini, Protomystides bidentata and molluscs Moerella pygmaea same
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