EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB3 - Infralittoral coarse sediment > MB35 - Mediterranean infralittoral coarse sediment > MB352 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean coarse sands and fine gravels under the influence of bottom currents

Biocenosis of Mediterranean coarse sands and fine gravels under the influence of bottom currents

Description (English)

This habitat is usually found in the Mediterranean between 3-4 meters and 20-25 meters down, but can, locally, go down to 70 meters. It lies thus on two, infra- and circalittoral, stages. It is frequent in channels between islands that are subject to frequent, violent currents, which constitute the main factor on which its existence depends. It is also found in the

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB352
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

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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