Infralittoral fluid mobile mud

English name: Infralittoral fluid mobile mud

Description (English)

Fluid mobile mud suspended and deposited on each tide. In areas with very high quantities of suspended particulate material in the water column it may become deposited around slack water when tidal currents fall. This can form fluid mud layers up to several metres thick (Warwick & Uncles 1980) becoming a transient habitat in its own right. Species present within this biotope will be those washed in from other communities such as Nephtys hombergii or Capitella capitata. This biotope may be under-recorded due to sampling problems, and also where sediment descriptions are absent from field data.
Situation: It may be found adjacent to; A5.326, A5.323 and to some extent A5.322.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.324
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

Invertebrates Capitella capitata
Invertebrates Nephtys hombergii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Capitella capitata Invertebrates
Nephtys hombergii Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SMu.SMuVS.MoMu Infralittoral fluid mobile mud source
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.2. Estuaries n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.324 Infralittoral fluid mobile mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.327 Infralittoral fluid mobile mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.327 Variable or reduced salinity shallow-water fluid mobile mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.33 Variable or reduced salinity shallow-water fluid mobile mud same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMU.EstMu.MobMud Infralittoral fluid mobile mud same
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