EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB6 - Infralittoral mud > MB62 - Atlantic infralittoral mud > MB625 - Faunal communities on variable or reduced salinity Atlantic sublittoral mud

Faunal communities on variable or reduced salinity Atlantic sublittoral mud

Description (English)

Shallow sublittoral muds, extending from the extreme lower shore into the subtidal in variable salinity (estuarine) conditions. Such habitats typically support communities characterised by oligochaetes, and polychaetes such as Aphelochaeta marioni. In lowered salinity conditions the sediments may include a proportion of coarser material, where the silt content is sufficient to yield a similar community to that found in purer muds.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB625
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 Aphelochaeta marioni
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aphelochaeta marioni Invertebrates

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.32 Sublittoral mud in variable salinity (estuaries) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.32 Variable or reduced salinity sublittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.32 Variable or reduced salinity sublittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.32 Variable or reduced salinity non-mobile sublittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.32 Estuarine sublittoral muds wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMU.EstMu Estuarine sublittoral muds wider
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