EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB12 - Atlantic infralittoral rock > MB126 - Faunal communities on variable or reduced salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock > MB1263 - Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity Atlantic infralittoral mixed substrata

Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity Atlantic infralittoral mixed substrata

Description (English)

Upper estuarine mixed hard substrata colonised by very sparse communities of animals with low species richness and with a few seaweeds in very shallow water. In some sites, the hydroid Hartlaubella gelatinosa and bryozoan Conopeum reticulum are found on stones. In others, the bryozoan Bowerbankia imbricata is most abundant. The mussel Mytilus edulis, the crab Carcinus maenas and the hydroid Obelia dichotoma can be present. There are considerable differences in species composition between sites, but all occur in brackish turbid-water conditions. More information required to validate this description.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB1263
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 Bowerbankia imbricata
Invertebrates Carcinus maenas
Invertebrates Conopeum reticulum
Invertebrates Hartlaubella gelatinosa
Invertebrates Mytilus edulis
Invertebrates Obelia dichotoma
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bowerbankia imbricata Invertebrates
Carcinus maenas Invertebrates
Conopeum reticulum Invertebrates
Hartlaubella gelatinosa Invertebrates
Mytilus edulis Invertebrates
Obelia dichotoma Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A3.363 Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.363 Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.323 Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.323 Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.323 Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SIR.EstFa.HarCon Hartlaubella gelatinosa and Conopeum reticulum on low salinity infralittoral mixed substrata same
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