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Black sea infralittoral terrigenous muds

Description (English)

Infralittoral coastal terrigenous muds are characterized by mud and sandy mud with a terrestrial origin. There are two distinct sub habitats which are characterized by the dominant faunal communities. The first is dominated by polychaets, whilst the second is dominated by mussels (this one does not occur in Marmara Sea). Characteristic species: Melinna palmata, Heteromastus filiformis, Aricidea claudiae, Mytilus galloprovincialis and Mytilaster lineatus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB642
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) A5.33 Infralittoral sandy mud same
European Red List of Habitats BLSA5.33 Pontic infralittoral terrigenous muds same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.33 Infralittoral sandy mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.31 Shallow fully marine mud communities wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.31 Shallow fully marine mud communities wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.31 Shallow marine mud communities wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.31 Shallow marine mud communities wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMU.MarMu Shallow marine mud communities wider
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