EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB3 - Infralittoral coarse sediment > MB31 - Arctic infralittoral coarse sediment > MB311 - Communities of Arctic infralittoral coarse sediment

Communities of Arctic infralittoral coarse sediment

Description (English)

Moderately exposed habitats with coarse sand, gravelly sand, shingle and gravel in the infralittoral, are subject to disturbance by tidal steams and wave action. Such habitats found on the open coast or in tide-swept marine inlets are characterised by a robust fauna of infaunal polychaetes , cumacean crustacea and venerid bivalves. Habitats with the lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum may also occur.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB311

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.13 Infralittoral coarse sediment narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.12 Infralittoral coarse sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.12 Animal communities in shallow-water coarse sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.11 Animal communities in shallow-water gravels narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.12 Animal communities in shallow-water coarse sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.11 Animal communities in shallow-water gravels narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.12 Animal communities in shallow-water gravels narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.13 Animal communities in shallow-water coarse sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.13 Animal communities in shallow sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.12 Animal communities in shallow gravels narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A4.12 Animal communities in shallow gravels and sands same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IGS.FaG Shallow gravel faunal communities narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IGS.FaS Shallow sand faunal communities narrower
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) IGS.FaGS   same
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