EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB146 - Black sea exposed upper infralittoral rock with rock borers

Black sea exposed upper infralittoral rock with rock borers

Description (English)

Soft rocks (limestone) occurring in the infralittoral zone in areas of low to moderate exposure. The softer nature of limestone rocks makes them suitable for rock boring species such as Petricola lithophaga.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB146
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 Petricola lithophaga
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Petricola lithophaga Invertebrates

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.1 Atlantic and Mediterranean high energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.24 Faunal communities on moderate energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.1 High energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.27 Faunal communities on moderate energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.23 Sand-tolerant or disturbed kelp and seaweed on moderately exposed infralittoral rock narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.27 Animal-dominated communities of moderately exposed infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.1 Infralittoral rock very exposed to wave action and/or currents and tidal streams same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.1 Infralittoral rock very exposed to wave action and/or currents and tidal streams same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3.1 Infralittoral rock very exposed to wave action or tidal currents same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A3.1 Infralittoral rock very exposed to wave action same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) EIR Exposed infralittoral rock same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) EIR   same
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