EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB5 - Infralittoral sand > MB54 - Black Sea infralittoral sand > MB542 - Black Sea infralittoral sands and muddy sands without macroalgae

Black Sea infralittoral sands and muddy sands without macroalgae

Description (English)

Sandy habitats dominated by faunal species occurring in the infralittoral zone down to 20m depth with much variations. This ranges from medium to coarse grained sands on exposed beaches to off-shore infralittoral fine sand banks and includes many types of surface features at different scales (banks, ripples, mounds and burrows of infauna). The depth and waves or current exposure are important elements in defining the species composition

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB542
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) A5.2 Sublittoral sand narrower
European Red List of Habitats BLSA5.237 Pontic infralittoral sands and muddy sands without macroalgae same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.2 Sublittoral sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.2 Sublittoral sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.72 Animal communities of deep circalittoral sandy bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.2 Sublittoral sands and muddy sands narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.72 Animal communities of deep circalittoral sandy bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.2 Sublittoral sands and muddy sands same
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