EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB2 - Infralittoral biogenic habitat > MB22 - Atlantic infralittoral biogenic habitat > MB222 - Bivalve reefs in the Atlantic infralittoral zone

Bivalve reefs in the Atlantic infralittoral zone

Description (English)

Infralittoral reefs in the Atlantic formed by bivalves such as Limaria hians and Ostrea edulis

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB222
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 Limaria hians
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Limaria hians Invertebrates

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.62 Sublittoral mussel beds on sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.435 Ostrea edulis beds on shallow sublittoral muddy mixed sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.434 Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.432 Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.64 Sublittoral mussel beds on sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.442 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.63 Oyster beds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.631 Ostrea edulis beds on shallow sublittoral muddy sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.423 Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.423 Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.432 Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.64 Structures formed by mussels over sublittoral sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.442 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.63 Oyster beds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.631 Ostrea edulis beds on shallow sublittoral muddy sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.431 Ostrea edulis beds on shallow sublittoral muddy sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.443 Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.452 Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.43 Oyster beds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.492 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.43 Ostrea edulis beds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.92 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A4.42 Oyster beds same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.EstMx.MytV Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.Oy Oyster beds wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) CMX.ModMx Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.Oy.Ost Ostrea edulis beds on shallow sublittoral muddy sediment same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.FaMX.Lim Limaria hians beds in tide-swept sublittoral muddy mixed sediment same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.Ost   narrower
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