Deep circalittoral mixed sediments

Description of Deep circalittoral mixed sediments


flag A5.45
creatorIdentity remo
creationTime 2017-08-16T16:38:13.965
Last Maintainer Identity remo
modificationTime 2016-03-16T18:42:49
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Offshore (deep) circalittoral habitats with slightly muddy mixed gravelly sand and stones or shell. This habitat may cover large areas of the offshore continental shelf although there is relatively little data available. Such habitats are often highly diverse with a high number of infaunal polychaete and bivalve species. Animal communities in this habitat are closely related to offshore gravels and coarse sands and in some areas populations of the horse mussel Modiolus modiolus may develop in these habitats (see A5.622).