EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.2 - Sublittoral sand > A5.27 - Deep circalittoral sand > A5.271 - Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

English name: Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

Description (English)

In deep offshore sand or non-cohesive muddy sand dense populations of maldanid polychaetes such as Maldane sarsi and the cumacean Eudorellopsis deformis may be found. Accompanying these species are abundant ophiuroids including Amphiura filiformis, polychaetes such as Terebellidae sp., Chaetozone setosa, Levinsenia gracilis, Scoloplos armiger, the amphipod Harpinia antennaria and the bivalves Nuculoma tenuis and Parvicardium minimum. This biotope is similar to the Maldane sarsi-Ophiura sarsi community defined by Glemarec (1973).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.271
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 Amphiura filiformis
Invertebrates Chaetozone setosa
Invertebrates Eudorellopsis deformis
Invertebrates Harpinia antennaria
Invertebrates Levinsenia gracilis
Invertebrates Maldane sarsi
Invertebrates Parvicardium minimum
Invertebrates Scoloplos armiger
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Amphiura filiformis Invertebrates
Chaetozone setosa Invertebrates
Eudorellopsis deformis Invertebrates
Harpinia antennaria Invertebrates
Levinsenia gracilis Invertebrates
Maldane sarsi Invertebrates
Parvicardium minimum Invertebrates
Scoloplos armiger Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SSa.OSa.MalEdef Maldanid polychaetes and <I>Eudorellopsis deformis</I> in offshore circalittoral sand or muddy 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 A5.271 Maldanid polychaetes and Eudorellopsis deformis in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand same
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