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Mediterranean animal communities of coastal detritic bottoms

English name: Mediterranean animal communities of coastal detritic bottoms

Description (English)

These communities occur on a substratum whose nature varies widely and depends largely on the typology of the nearby coast and of nearby infralittoral formations. This implies that substrata can sometimes be gravels and sands originating from predominant local rocks, sometimes shell debris from various molluscs, sometimes debris from branched bryozoans or debris of dead and more or less corroded Melobesiae spp. The interstices between these various components are partially filled by a greater or lesser proportion of sand and mud.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.46
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

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Barcelona Convention 199812 IV.2.2. Biocenosis of the coastal detritic bottom 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 A5.46 Mediterranean communities of coastal detritic bottoms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.45 Mediterranean communities of the coastal detritic bottom same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.45 Communities of the coastal detritic bottom same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.4A Biocenosis of the coastal detritic bottom same
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