EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB5 - Infralittoral sand > MB54 - Black Sea infralittoral sand > MB541 - Estuarine Black sea infralittoral sand

Estuarine Black sea infralittoral sand

Description (English)

Estuarine infralittoral sands in front of the large rivers such as the Danube in the north-west Black Sea form an important habitat type, often with underwater dunes. The habitat also occurs in association with smaller rivers. Characteristic species: Mostly euryhaline species: -Gammarus marinus, Idothea tricuspidata, Dikerogammarus haemobaphes, Palaemon adspersus, Cerastoderma glaucum, Bittium reticulatumare common.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB541
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 Bittium reticulatum
Invertebrates Cerastoderma glaucum
Invertebrates Dikerogammarus haemobaphes
Invertebrates Gammarus marinus
Invertebrates Palaemon adspersus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bittium reticulatum Invertebrates
Cerastoderma glaucum Invertebrates
Dikerogammarus haemobaphes Invertebrates
Gammarus marinus Invertebrates
Palaemon adspersus Invertebrates

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.22 Sublittoral sand in variable salinity (estuaries) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.24 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity shallow clean sands overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.26 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity muddy sands overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.24 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity shallow clean sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.26 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity muddy sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.27 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity muddy sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.24 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity shallow clean sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.14 Estuarine sublittoral gravels and sands same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IGS.EstGS Estuarine sublittoral gravels and sands wider
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