EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB144 - Mytilid dominated Black sea exposed upper infralittoral rock with Fucales

Mytilid dominated Black sea exposed upper infralittoral rock with Fucales

Description (English)

Rocky habitats in the infralittoral zone subject to strong wave action and typically covered with Fucales communities. Cystoseria species are the most common species encountered and Mytilids are a constant component. These habitats occur on very exposed rocky coasts, from low water to depths of 5m. Winter storms may cause changes to species compositions and coverage. Characteristic species include: Mytilus galloprincialis, Mytilaster lineatus, Cystoseira bosphorica, Cystoseira barbata , Cladostephus spongiosus , Corallina elongata, Cystoseira crinita , Dictyota fasciola, Cystoseira crinita, Cystoseira barbata , Polysiphonia subulifera and Ulva rigida.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB144
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 Cladostephus spongiosus
Algae Corallina elongata
Algae Cystoseira barbata
Algae Cystoseira crinita
Algae Dictyota fasciola
Algae Polysiphonia subulifera
Algae Ulva rigida
Invertebrates Mytilaster lineatus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cladostephus spongiosus Algae
Corallina elongata Algae
Cystoseira barbata Algae
Cystoseira crinita Algae
Dictyota fasciola Algae
Polysiphonia subulifera Algae
Ulva rigida Algae
Mytilaster lineatus Invertebrates

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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