Facies of hydrothermal oozes with Tritia neritea and nematodes

Description (English)

This facies is characterised by the gastropod Tritia neritea and some species of nematodes. The facies are present between 3 - 15 meters depth with high hydrothermal activity, which constitute a very special environment: greatly reduced sediment, poor macrofauna, and meiofauna dominated by a rich community of nematodes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB5537
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) A5.285 Facies of hydrothermal oozes with Cyclope neritea and nematodes same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.285 Facies of hydrothermal oozes with Cyclope neritea and nematodes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.335 Facies of hydrothermal oozes with Cyclope neritea and nematodes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.335 Facies of hydrothermal oozes with Cyclope neritea and nematodes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.345 Facies of hydrothermal oozes with Cyclope neritea and nematodes same
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