EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB6 - Infralittoral mud > MB65 - Mediterranean infralittoral mud > MB652 - Assemblages of the euryhaline and/or eurythermal lagoon biocenosis on mud

Assemblages of the euryhaline and/or eurythermal lagoon biocenosis on mud

Description (English)

Saline lagoons or occasionally in estuaries with muddy sediments where the salinity is variable over the short or long term (daily to annual). Characteristic species include Vascular plants (Ruppia cirrhosa, R. maritima, Stuckenia pectinata, Zostera marina, Z. noltei, Cymodocea nodosa); (Polychaete worms (Hediste diversicolor, Alitta succinea); Bivalves (Cerastoderma glaucum, Abra segmentum, Scrobicularia plana, Loripes orbiculatus, Gastrana fragilis, Tapes spp., Ostrea edulis); Gasteropods (Rissoa spp., Nassarius reticulatus, Cyclope neritea); Amphipods (Gammarus locusta, Microdeutopus sp.), Isopods (Lekanesphaera hookeri, Cyathura carinata, Idotea chelipes) and the shore crab Carcinus aestuarii.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB652
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 Carcinus aestuarii
Invertebrates Cerastoderma glaucum
Invertebrates Cyathura carinata
Invertebrates Gammarus locusta
Invertebrates Idotea chelipes
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carcinus aestuarii Invertebrates
Cerastoderma glaucum Invertebrates
Cyathura carinata Invertebrates
Gammarus locusta Invertebrates
Idotea chelipes Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.3 Sublittoral mud narrower
European Red List of Habitats MEDA5.32 Communities of Mediterranean sublittoral estuarine sediments same
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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