EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA1 - Littoral rock > MA14 - Black sea littoral rock > MA146 - Invertebrate dominated moderately exposed Black sea mediolittoral rock

Invertebrate dominated moderately exposed Black sea mediolittoral rock

Description (English)

Invertebrate communities found in the moderately exposed mediolittoral rock zone. Characteristic species include Mytilids (Mytilus galloprovincialis, Mytilaster lineatus), barnacles (Chthamalus stellatus, Amphibalanus improvisus), Actinia equina, bryozoans, crust sponges and articulated corallines (Corallina elongata, C. officinalis).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA146
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Actinia equina
Invertebrates Chthamalus stellatus
Invertebrates Mytilaster lineatus
Invertebrates Mytilus galloprovincialis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Actinia equina Invertebrates
Chthamalus stellatus Invertebrates
Mytilaster lineatus Invertebrates
Mytilus galloprovincialis Invertebrates

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.2 Moderate energy littoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.2 Moderate energy littoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.2 Littoral rock moderately exposed to wave action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.2 Littoral rock moderately exposed to wave action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A1.2 Littoral rock moderately exposed to wave action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A1.3 Eulittoral rock moderately exposed to wave action same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) MLR Moderately exposed littoral rock (fucoid/barnacle shores) same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) MLR   same
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