EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB4 - infralittoral mixed sediment > MB42 - Atlantic infralittoral mixed sediment > MB424 - Faunal communities on variable salinity Atlantic infralittoral mixed sediment

Faunal communities on variable salinity Atlantic infralittoral mixed sediment

Description (English)

Shallow sublittoral mixed sediments in estuarine conditions, often with surface shells or stones, enabling the development of diverse epifaunal communities, e.g. Crepidula fornicata (MB4-242), as well as infaunal communities. This habitat type is therefore often quite species rich, compared with purer sediments.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB424
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 Crepidula fornicata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Crepidula fornicata Invertebrates

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.42 Sublittoral mixed sediment in variable salinity (estuaries) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.43 Variable and reduced salinity sublittoral mixed sediments wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.43 Variable and reduced salinity sublittoral mixed sediments wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.45 Variable and reduced salinity sublittoral mixed sediments wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.45 Estuarine sublittoral mixed sediments wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.EstMx Estuarine sublittoral mixed sediments wider
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