EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB14 - Black Sea infralittoral rock > MB14C - Black Sea lower infralittoral rock, with significant cover of sciaphilic algae

Black Sea lower infralittoral rock, with significant cover of sciaphilic algae

Description (English)

Rocky habitat in the lower infralittoral zone characterised by low light conditions. Sciaphilic algae dominate this habitat where they form significant cover on the rocks. Characteristic species include Phyllophora crispa, Apoglossum ruscifolium, Gelidium spinosum, Zanardinia typus, Polysiphonia elongata, Antithamniom cruciatum, Lomentaria clavellosa, Nereia filiformis, Ectocarpus spp., encrusting algae (Hildenbrandia spp., Lithothamnion spp., Lithophyllum spp.) and the gastropod Gibbula sp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB14C
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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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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