EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB145 - Foliose algae, other than fucales on Black sea sheltered upper infralittoral rock

Foliose algae, other than fucales on Black sea sheltered upper infralittoral rock

Description (English)

Shallow sheltered waters, such as semi-enclosed bays on rocky substrates. Reported at depths from 1 to 14m although known to occur in deeper waters in the pre-eutrophication period in the early 1980s. The presence of light is a key environmental factor, as the sheltered nature of the rocky habitat. The habitat is analogous to the Cystoseria canopies with the important distinction that Fucales are not present. Communities are typically comprised of Ulvaceae, Laurencia coronopus, Corralines, Ceramiumspp. and Scytosiphon lomentaria.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB145
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 Laurencia coronopus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Laurencia coronopus Algae

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.3 Atlantic and Mediterranean low energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.3 Low energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.3 Infralittoral rock sheltered from wave action and currents and tidal streams same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.3 Infralittoral rock sheltered from wave action and currents and tidal streams same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3.3 Infralittoral rock sheltered from wave action or tidal currents same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A3.3 Sheltered infralittoral rock same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SIR Sheltered infralittoral rock same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) SIR   same
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