EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.2 - Sublittoral sand > A5.23 - Infralittoral fine sand > A5.236 - Mediterranean communities of well sorted fine sands

Mediterranean communities of well sorted fine sands

English name: Mediterranean communities of well sorted fine sands

Description (English)

This biocenosis often occupies vast areas along low coasts and in the bottoms of wide bays at depths 2 - 25 metres.The characteristic species are pelecypod molluscs (e.g. Donax venustus, Tellina pulchella, Tellina planata, Cardium tuberculatum), gastropods (e.g. Nassa mutabilis and Neverita josephina), crustaceans (e.g. Crangon crangon and Iphinoe josephina) and small fish (e.g. Gobius microps, Callionymus belenus, Solea solea and Trachinus draco).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.236
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

Fishes Callionymus belenus
Fishes Gobius microps
Fishes Solea solea
Fishes Trachinus draco
Invertebrates Crangon crangon
Invertebrates Donax venustus
Invertebrates Tellina planata
Invertebrates Tellina pulchella
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Callionymus belenus Fishes
Gobius microps Fishes
Solea solea Common sole Fishes
Trachinus draco Greater weever Fishes
Crangon crangon Invertebrates
Donax venustus Invertebrates
Tellina planata Invertebrates
Tellina pulchella Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Barcelona Convention 199812 III.2.2. Biocenosis of well sorted fine sands 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 A5.236 Mediterranean communities of well sorted fine sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.23 Communities of well sorted fine sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.23 Biocenosis of well sorted fine sands same
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