EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB142 - Exposed Black sea upper infralittoral rock with turf of Corallinales

Exposed Black sea upper infralittoral rock with turf of Corallinales

Description (English)

Rocky habitats in the infralittoral zone exposed to wave action with rocks, boulders and blocks typically covered with a dense turf of articulated corallines and/or crustose corallines. These habitats occur on exposed rocky coasts, from low water up to depths of 3m. Characteristic species:Articulated corallines (Corallina elongata, Corallina officinalis) and crustose corallines (Lithothamnionspp, Lithophyllumspp.).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB142
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

Algae Corallina elongata
Algae Corallina officinalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Corallina elongata Algae
Corallina officinalis Algae

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.13 Mediterranean communities of infralittoral algae very exposed to wave action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.13 Mediterranean communities of infralittoral algae very exposed to wave action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.13 Communities of infralittoral algae very exposed to wave action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.13 Biocenosis of infralittoral algae very exposed to wave action same
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