Circalittoral faunal turf occurrences on the Azores shelves (central north Atlantic) from 2005 to 2018

Circalittoral faunal turfs are animal-dominated shelf assemblages that are found on hard substrata between the lower limit of the infralittoral zone and the shelf edge. Benthic organisms generally form dense intricate mixes that may include tall alcyonarians, sponges, hydroids, scleractinians and gorgonians, as well as less prominent fauna such as encrusting sponges, bryozoans, ascidians, bivalves, solitary cup corals, serpulid worms and vermetid gastropods.

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Institute of Marine Research
Publication Year 2024
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (-31.150W, 36.900S, -24.750E, 39.750N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2005-09-15T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-09-08T00:00:00Z