EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.2 - Littoral sand and muddy sand > A2.25 - Mediterranean and Pontic communities of mediolittoral sands

Mediterranean and Pontic communities of mediolittoral sands

English name: Mediterranean and Pontic communities of mediolittoral sands

Description (English)

Mediolittoral sands are characterised by the annelids Ophelia radiata and Nerine cirratulus, the isopod crustacean Eurydice affinis and the pelecypod mollusc Mesodesma corneum. Coarse sands encourage the settlement of Ophelia radiata, and fine sands that of Nerine cirratulus, while Mesodesma corneum often avoids calcareous sands.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.25
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.2)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Eurydice affinis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Eurydice affinis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Barcelona Convention 199812 II.2.1. Biocenosis of the mediolittoral sands source
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.3. Intertidal flats n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.25 Mediterranean communities of mediolittoral sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.26 Mediterranean communities of mediolittoral sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.26 Biocenosis of the mediolittoral sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.23 Biocenosis of the mediolittoral sands same
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