EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA5 - Littoral sand > MA55 - Mediterranean littoral sand > MA551 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean supralittoral sands > MA5512 - Facies of depressions with residual humidity of Mediterranean supralittoral

Facies of depressions with residual humidity of Mediterranean supralittoral

Description (English)

Depressions in sand, often enriched with finer particles which remain damp, except very briefly in summer, due to a high water table or concentration of rainfall. The habitat mostly occurs on coastlines with dunes. Characteristic species are Talitrus saltator, Bledius arenarius, Bledius unicornis, Xya variegata and Arctosa perita.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA5512
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 Arctosa perita
Invertebrates Bledius unicornis
Invertebrates Talitrus saltator
Invertebrates Xya variegata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arctosa perita Invertebrates
Bledius unicornis Invertebrates
Talitrus saltator Invertebrates
Xya variegata Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B1.221 Facies of depressions with residual humidity same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.221 Facies of depressions with residual humidity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.221 Facies of depressions with residual humidity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.221 Facies of depressions with residual humidity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.221 Facies of depressions with residual humidity same
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