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[Owenia fusiformis] and [Amphiura filiformis] in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

Description of [Owenia fusiformis] and [Amphiura filiformis] in deep circalittoral sand or muddy sand

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flag A5.272
creatorIdentity remo
creationTime 2017-08-16T16:38:13.835
Last Maintainer Identity remo
modificationTime 2016-03-16T18:42:49
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Areas of slightly muddy sand (generally <20% mud) in offshore waters may be characterised by high numbers of the tube building polychaete Owenia fusiformis often with the brittlestar Amphiura filiformis. Whilst O. fusiformis is also found in other circalittoral or offshore biotopes it usually occurs in lower abundances than in A5.272. Other species found in this community are the polychaetes Goniada maculata, Pholoe inornata, Diplocirrus glaucus, Chaetozone setosa and Spiophanes kroyeri with occasional bivalves such as Timoclea ovata and Thyasira equalis. The sea cucumber Labidoplax buski and the cumacean Eudorella truncatula are also commonly often found in this biotope.