EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB141 - Invertebrate dominated Black sea lower infralittoral rock

Invertebrate dominated Black sea lower infralittoral rock

Description (English)

Rocky reefs in the lower infralittoral zone dominated by invertebrates, although there is still sufficent light for some algae to develop. Characteristic species: Mytilus galloprovincialis, colonial ascidians (Botryllus schlosseri), hydrozoans, bryozoans and sponges, colonies of erect sponges (Halichondriaspp., Haliclonaspp.), large hydrozoan canopies (Obelia longissima), Pholadidae and solitary ascidians (Molgula manhattensis).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB141
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 Botryllus schlosseri
Invertebrates Molgula manhattensis
Invertebrates Mytilus galloprovincialis
Invertebrates Obelia longissima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Botryllus schlosseri Invertebrates
Molgula manhattensis Invertebrates
Mytilus galloprovincialis Invertebrates
Obelia longissima Invertebrates

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.24 Faunal communities on moderate energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3 Infralittoral rock and other hard substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.27 Faunal communities on moderate energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.27 Animal-dominated communities of moderately exposed infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 X15 Sublittoral rock (to 200m depth) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.24 Sublittoral rocky seabeds and kelp forests narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.25 Sublittoral organogenic concretions narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.24 Sublittoral rocky seabeds and kelp forests narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.24   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.24   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.24   narrower
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