EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA1 - Littoral rock > MA14 - Black sea littoral rock > MA144 - Turf algae on Black sea exposed lower mediolittoral rock

Turf algae on Black sea exposed lower mediolittoral rock

Description (English)

Exposed bedrock and boulders with algal turf cover in the lower mediolittoral zone. High and constant humidity, strong wave action and strong light are the dominant environmental factors for this habitat. In the Black Sea the lower mediolittoral rock is a narrow zone located in the lower part of the swash zone and is covered by water most of the time.Characteristic species: Urospora penicilliformis, Bangia atropurpurea, Nemalion helminthoides, Cladophora laetevirens, Feldmannia irregularis, Gelidium pusillum/Gelidium crinale, Ceramiales (Ceramium-Polysiphonia), Laurencia, Ceramium virgatum, Corallinaspp. and Grateloupia dichotoma.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA144
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

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