EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC6 - Circalittoral mud > MC65 - Mediterranean circalittoral mud > MC651 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean circalittoral coastal terrigenous muds

Biocenosis of Mediterranean circalittoral coastal terrigenous muds

Description (English)

The sediment is always pure mud, more or less clayey, almost always of fluvial origin. Such coarse debris as may be deposited is quickly covered. Characteristic species are the cnidarian Virgularia mirabilis, the holothurian Labidoplax digitata, the decapod Goneplax rhomboides

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC651
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 Labidoplax digitata
Invertebrates Virgularia mirabilis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Labidoplax digitata Invertebrates
Virgularia mirabilis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.39 Mediterranean communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.39 Mediterranean communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.34 Mediterranean communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.34 Communities of coastal terrigenous muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.37 Biocenosis of coastal terrigenous muds same
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