EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC2 - Circalittoral biogenic habitat > MC24 - Black Sea circalittoral biogenic habitat > MC241 - Mussel beds on Black sea circalittoral terrigenous muds

Mussel beds on Black sea circalittoral terrigenous muds

Description (English)

Mixed circalittoral sediments with mud of terrestrial origin mixed with variable amounts of recent or subfossil shells, most of them belonging to the blue mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis, occurring offshore, between depths of 20 and 45 m. At these depths environmental conditions are relatively constant year-round: low light, low temperature (6-9

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC241
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 Mytilus galloprovincialis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Mytilus galloprovincialis Invertebrates

Other classifications

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.62 Sublittoral mussel beds on sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.64 Sublittoral mussel beds on sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.432 Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.442 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.64 Structures formed by mussels over sublittoral sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.432 Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.442 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.452 Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity shallow-water mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.492 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.92 Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) CMX.ModMx Modiolus modiolus beds on circalittoral mixed sediment narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.EstMx.MytV Mytilus edulis beds in variable salinity infralittoral mixed sediment narrower
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