EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB5 - Infralittoral sand > MB55 - Mediterranean infralittoral sand > MB554 - Assemblages of Mediterranean euryhaline and/or eurythermal lagoon biocenosis on sand > MB5544 - Association with Zostera noltii in euryhaline and eurythermal environment on sand

Association with Zostera noltii in euryhaline and eurythermal environment on sand

Description (English)

The association with Zostera noltei develops in lagoons that are subject to wide ranges of salinity, on varied loose substrata, from sand to mud, either at the entrances to the lagoons (graus) or even within the lagoons, where it develops monospecific phanerogam populations. It withstands a certain amount of hydrodynamics but is very sensitive to eutrophication, turbidity and pollution of the water. Given its wide potential, it constitutes the epiflora of various habitats. In the case of this association of the euryhaline and eurythermal lagoon biocenosis, the fauna is rich and is made up of brackish water species of the biocenosis to which it belongs with some addition of marine water species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB5544
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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History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.613 Mediterranean Zostera noltii beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.5332 Association with Zostera noltii in euryhaline and eurythermal environment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.532 Association with Zostera noltii in euryhaline and eurythermal environment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.713 Mediterranean Zostera noltii beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.532 Association with Zostera noltii in euryhaline and eurythermal environment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.713 Mediterranean Zostera noltii beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.713 Mediterranean Zostera noltii beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.532 Association with Zostera noltii in euryhaline and eurythermal environment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.713 Mediterranean Zostera noltii beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A2.223 Mediterranean dwarf eelgrass beds same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.3321 Mediterranean dwarf eelgrass beds same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.3321 Mediterranean dwarf eelgrass beds same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.3321   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.3321   same
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