EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB6 - Infralittoral mud > MB64 - Black Sea infralittoral mud > MB643 - Communities of Marmara infralittoral coastal terrigenous muds

Communities of Marmara infralittoral coastal terrigenous muds

Description (English)

Infralittoral sediments of pure mud, more or less clayey, almost always derived from the erosion of rocks on land carried to the sea by rivers. Any coarse debris that is deposited is quickly covered by mud, with the result that no epifauna develops. In sheltered areas this habitat is characterized by associations withCymodocea nodosaandZostera noltii. Characteristic species: Turritella sp.,Sternaspis scutata, Philine aperta, Sphaerocardium paucicostatum, Veretillum cynomorium, Aphrodita aculeata, Stichopus regalis, Holothuria tubulosa. Also Cymodocea nodosa and Zostera noltii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB643

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Cymodocea nodosa
Flowering Plants Zostera noltii
Invertebrates Aphrodita aculeata
Invertebrates Philine aperta
Invertebrates Sternaspis scutata
Invertebrates Stichopus regalis
Invertebrates Veretillum cynomorium
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cymodocea nodosa Flowering Plants
Zostera noltii Flowering Plants
Aphrodita aculeata Invertebrates
Philine aperta Invertebrates
Sternaspis scutata Invertebrates
Stichopus regalis Invertebrates
Veretillum cynomorium Invertebrates

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.39 Mediterranean communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.34 Mediterranean communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.34 Communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.37 Biocenosis of coastal terrigenous muds same
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