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Black sea upper circalittoral fine mud

Description (English)

Fine muds in the upper circalittoral zone below the photic zone at depths between 20 and 50 meters. The habitat is characterised by faunal communities dominated by bivalves and polychaete worms. Characteristic species: Mya arenaria, Spisula subtruncata, Melinna palmata, Heteromastus filiformis and Aricidea claudiae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC644

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Aricidea claudiae
Invertebrates Heteromastus filiformis
Invertebrates Melinna palmata
Invertebrates Mya arenaria
Invertebrates Spisula subtruncata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aricidea claudiae Invertebrates
Heteromastus filiformis Invertebrates
Melinna palmata Invertebrates
Mya arenaria Invertebrates
Spisula subtruncata Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.36 Circalittoral fine mud narrower
European Red List of Habitats BLSA5.36 Pontic upper circalittoral fine mud same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.36 Circalittoral fine mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.36 Animal communities of circalittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.36 Animal communities of circalittoral muds wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.36 Animal communities of circalittoral muds wider
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