EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC5 - Circalittoral sand > MC55 - Mediterranean circalittoral sand > MC551 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean coarse sands and fine gravels under the influence of bottom curents

Biocenosis of Mediterranean coarse sands and fine gravels under the influence of bottom curents

Description (English)

Most commonly found at depths between 3-4m and 20-25m, but locally down to 75m and related more to hydrodynamics (strong currents) than light penetration. The habitat supports a rich mesofauna including foraminifera, nematodes, Copepods and Platyhelminthes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC551
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

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.14 Circalittoral coarse sediment narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.13 Circalittoral coarse sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.13 Circalittoral coarse sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.13 Animal communities of circalittoral mobile cobbles, gravels and sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.14 Animal communities of circalittoral mobile cobbles, gravels and sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.61 Animal communities of circalittoral gravels and sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A6.11 Animal communities of circalittoral gravels and sands same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) CGS.AfilEcor   narrower
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) CGS.NeoBv   narrower
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