Facies with Pestarella tyrrhena and Bornia sebetia

Description (English)

This facies of superficial muddy sands in sheltered waters is characterised by the dominance of the ghost shrimp Pestarella tyrrhena (formerly Callianassa tyrrhena) and the bivalve mollusc Bornia sebetia.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB5531
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 Bornia sebetia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Bornia sebetia Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.281 Facies with Callianassa tyrrhena and Kellia corbuloides same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.281 Facies with Callianassa tyrrhena and Kellia corbuloides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.331 Facies with Callianassa tyrrhena and Kellia corbuloides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.331 Facies with Callianassa tyrrhena and Kellia corbuloides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.341 Facies with Callianassa tyrrhena and Kellia corbuloides same
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