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Invertebrate dominated Marmara circalittoral rock

Description (English)

In the Sea of Maramara a number of unique communities occur on circalittoral rock due to the high organic load characteristic of this region. In the upper levels (10-30 m) of outflowing Black Sea waters a thick layer of Ophiurids occurs. In the lower levels (30-50 m) of inflowing Mediterranean waters a thick layer of Crinoids occurs. Throughout all depths (2 - 60m) a fragile layer of tubeworms (Serpulid polychaetes) can be found attached to rock faces.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC142
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4 Circalittoral rock and other hard substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3 Sublittoral rock and other hard substrata wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 X15 Sublittoral rock (to 200m depth) same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.24 Sublittoral rocky seabeds and kelp forests narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.25 Sublittoral organogenic concretions narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.24 Sublittoral rocky seabeds and kelp forests narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.24   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.24   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.24   narrower
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