EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB14B - Black Sea sheltered, shaded upper infralittoral rock, with sciaphilic algae

Black Sea sheltered, shaded upper infralittoral rock, with sciaphilic algae

Description (English)

Upper infralittoral zone of the Black Sea in areas sheltered from wave action and currents, as well as where light levels may be low. Algal cover is limited and patchy and includes species tolerant of low light levels but with weak attachment and which therefore cannot survive in wave exposed conditons. These sciaphilic algae generally form diffuse communities with low coverage.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB14B
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

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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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