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Black sea circalittoral muddy sand

Description (English)

Non-cohesive muddy sand (with 20% to 80% silt/clay) in the circalittoral zone. The habitat is characterised by low light and low energy conditions. Species include bivalve and polychaete worms including Mya arenaria, Cerastoderma glaucum, Abra alba, Parvicardium exiguum, Spisula subtruncatra, Pitar rudis and Aricidea claudiae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC541

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Abra alba
Invertebrates Aricidea claudiae
Invertebrates Cerastoderma glaucum
Invertebrates Mya arenaria
Invertebrates Parvicardium exiguum
Invertebrates Pitar rudis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Abra alba Invertebrates
Aricidea claudiae Invertebrates
Cerastoderma glaucum Invertebrates
Mya arenaria Invertebrates
Parvicardium exiguum Invertebrates
Pitar rudis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.26 Circalittoral muddy sand same
European Red List of Habitats BLSA5.26 Pontic circalittoral muddy sand same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.26 Circalittoral muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.27 Circalittoral muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.27 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.28 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.71 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands same
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