EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB3 - Infralittoral coarse sediment > MB35 - Mediterranean infralittoral coarse sediment > MB351 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean coarse sands and fine gravels mixed by the waves

Biocenosis of Mediterranean coarse sands and fine gravels mixed by the waves

Description (English)

This habitat is found in coves which cut into the rocky coasts with more or less strong wave action; it goes no more than a few decimetres down. This habitat is very ill known. The population is dominated by the Saccocirrus papillocercus archiannelid and the Lineus lacteus nemertean, whose populations fluctuate strongly according to variations in the ambient factors, in particular the local hydrodynamics.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB351
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 Saccocirrus papillocercus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Saccocirrus papillocercus Invertebrates

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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