EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB5 - Infralittoral sand > MB54 - Black Sea infralittoral sand > MB544 - Black sea infralittoral sands and muddy sands with annual algae

Black sea infralittoral sands and muddy sands with annual algae

Description (English)

Infralittoral sands and muddy sands in the Black Sea are typically found in sheltered environments close to the coast, most commonly in deltas, bays, estuaries or lagoons. Due to the low energy environments algal species are able to form stands on the sediment surface. These algal stands are typically characterised by lamina green algae species of the genera Ulva and Cladophora.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB544
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.24 Infralittoral muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.25 Infralittoral muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.25 Animal communities in fully marine shallow-water muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.26 Animal communities in fully marine shallow-water muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.21 Animal communities in shallow infralittoral muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A4.22 Animal communities in shallow infralittoral muddy sands same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMS.FaMS Shallow muddy sand faunal communities same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) IMS.FaMS   same
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