Cerianthus lloydii with Nemertesia spp. and other hydroids in circalittoral muddy mixed sediment

Description (English)

In sheltered muddy sandy gravel with appreciable quantities of surficial cobbles, pebbles and shells a community similar to MC4-211 may develop with frequent Cerianthus lloydii and other burrowing anemones. However, the pebbles and cobbles embedded in the sediment are colonised by hydroids and in particular Nemertesia antennina and N. ramosa. Other hydroids may include Kirchenpaueria pinnata and Halecium halecinum whilst ascidians such as Ascidiella aspersa or Corella parallelogramma may also be present locally. Pecten maximus and Pomatoceros triqueter may also be frequent in certain areas.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC42111
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 Ascidiella aspersa
Invertebrates Corella parallelogramma
Invertebrates Kirchenpaueria pinnata
Invertebrates Nemertesia antennina
Invertebrates Pecten maximus
Invertebrates Pomatoceros triqueter
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ascidiella aspersa Invertebrates
Corella parallelogramma Invertebrates
Kirchenpaueria pinnata Invertebrates
Nemertesia antennina Invertebrates
Pecten maximus Invertebrates
Pomatoceros triqueter Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.4411 Cerianthus lloydii with Nemertesia spp. and other hydroids in circalittoral muddy mixed sediment same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.4411 Cerianthus lloydii with Nemertesia spp. and other hydroids in circalittoral muddy mixed sediment same
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