EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA3 - Littoral coarse sediment > MA35 - Mediterranean littoral coarse sediment > MA351 - Assemblages of the slowly drying wracks biocenosis in Mediterranean supralittoral coarse sediment

Assemblages of the slowly drying wracks biocenosis in Mediterranean supralittoral coarse sediment

Description (English)

Decaying algae and other plants (eg Salicornia spp., Posidonia) on supralittoral cobbles inhabited by a wide range of detrivores and their predators such as Amphipods (Orchestia), Isopods (Tylos sardous and Halophiloscia couchi), Gasteropods (Truncatella subcylindrica, Alexia mysotis, Alexia firmini and Ovatella bidentata) Centipedes, Pseudoscorpions, Coleoptera, especially of the genera Bledius, Diptera and Forficula auricularia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA351
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 Forficula auricularia
Invertebrates Truncatella subcylindrica
Invertebrates Tylos sardous
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Forficula auricularia Invertebrates
Truncatella subcylindrica Invertebrates
Tylos sardous Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B2.14 Biocenosis of slowly drying wracks narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B2.14 Biocenosis of slowly drying wracks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.14 Biocenosis of slowly drying wracks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.14 Biocenosis of slowly drying wracks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.14 Biocenosis of slowly drying wracks same
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