EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA5 - Littoral sand > MA55 - Mediterranean littoral sand > MA551 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean supralittoral sands > MA5511 - Facies of Mediterranean supralittoral sands without vegetation, with scattered debris

Facies of Mediterranean supralittoral sands without vegetation, with scattered debris

Description (English)

Unvegetated supralittoral sand with scattered debris deposted during storms or floods. Characteristic species are Talitrus saltator, Cicindela lunulata nemoralis, Nebria complanata, Scarites laevigatus, Phaleria provincialis, Labidura riparia, Bembex olivacea and Bembex oculata

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA5511
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 Labidura riparia
Invertebrates Nebria complanata
Invertebrates Phaleria provincialis
Invertebrates Talitrus saltator
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Labidura riparia Invertebrates
Nebria complanata Invertebrates
Phaleria provincialis Invertebrates
Talitrus saltator Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B1.22 Biocenosis of supralittoral sands narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.22 Biocenosis of supralittoral sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.22 Biocenosis of supralittoral sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.22 Biocenosis of supralittoral sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.22 Biocenosis of supralittoral sands same
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