EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB6 - Infralittoral mud > MB65 - Mediterranean infralittoral mud > MB651 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean polluted infralittoral muds

Biocenosis of Mediterranean polluted infralittoral muds

Description (English)

Infralittoral mud in ports characterised by the proliferation of annelids, in particular Capitella capitata and Magelona papillicornis, and frequently with Scolelepis ciliata as a result of pollution or the decomposition of organic matter.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB651
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 Capitella capitata
Invertebrates Magelona papillicornis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Capitella capitata Invertebrates
Magelona papillicornis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.3 Sublittoral mud narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.3 Sublittoral mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.3 Sublittoral mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.74 Animal communities of deep circalittoral muddy bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.3 Sublittoral muds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.74 Animal communities of deep circalittoral muddy bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.3 Sublittoral muds same
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