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 > MB6253 - Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity Atlantic infralittoral soft mud

Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity Atlantic infralittoral soft mud

Description (English)

Variable salinity soft infralittoral mud and sandy mud characterised by the polychaete Nephtys hombergii and oligochaetes of the genus Tubificoides. Other characterising species that may be present are the polychaetes Streblospio shrubsolii and Aphelochaeta marioni, and the cumacean Diastylis rathkei typica.
Situation: The biotope is found in areas of silt deposition in soft and sandy muds but may not form a stable habitat. It may be found adjacent to MB6-252, separated by the abundance of Aphelochaeta marioni and its more cohesive sediments

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB6253
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
Invertebrates Diastylis rathkei
Invertebrates Nephtys hombergii
Invertebrates Streblospio shrubsolii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aphelochaeta marioni Invertebrates
Diastylis rathkei Invertebrates
Nephtys hombergii Invertebrates
Streblospio shrubsolii Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.323 Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity infralittoral soft mud same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.323 Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity infralittoral soft mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.323 Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity infralittoral soft mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.323 Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity infralittoral soft mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.323 Nephtys hombergii and Tubificoides spp. in variable salinity infralittoral soft mud same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMU.EstMu.NhomTub Nephtys hombergi and Tubificoides spp. in in variable salinity infralittoral soft mud same
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