EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC3 - Circalittoral coarse sediment > MC35 - Mediterranean circalittoral coarse sediment > MC352 - Assemblages of Mediterranean coastal detritic bottoms biocenosis with rhodolithes

Assemblages of Mediterranean coastal detritic bottoms biocenosis with rhodolithes

Description (English)

These circalittoral assemblages occur on coarse sand or gravel affected by important seafloor currents. This habitat is known to be a hot-spot of biodiversity, hosting a high diverse invertebrate community. Moreover, it is one of the Mediterranean communities with the highest amount and production rates of carbonates, and it provides nursery grounds for commercial fish and shellfish species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC352
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 A5.461 Association with rhodolithes on coastal detritic bottoms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.451 Association with rhodolithes on coastal detritic bottoms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.451 Association with rhodolithes on coastal detritic bottoms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.4A1 Association with rhodolithes on coastal detritic bottoms same
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