EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA3 - Littoral coarse sediment > MA34 - Black sea littoral coarse sediment > MA341 - Black sea mediolittoral cobbles and gravels

Black sea mediolittoral cobbles and gravels

Description (English)

Mediolittoral cobbles and gravel in high energy environments of the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. As the sediment is quite coarse it typically does not support large volumes of marine life. There may be accumulations of shell hash, for example of Cerastoderma, Mya and other molluscs.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA341
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

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