EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MD5 - Offshore circalittoral sand > MD52 - Atlantic offshore circalittoral sand > MD521 - Faunal communities in Atlantic offshore circalittoral sand

Faunal communities in Atlantic offshore circalittoral sand

Description (English)

Offshore (deep) circalittoral habitats with fine sands or non-cohesive muddy sands. Very little data is available on these habitats however they are likely to be more stable than their shallower counterparts and characterised by a diverse range of polychaetes, amphipods, bivalves and echinoderms.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MD521

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) A5.27 Deep circalittoral sand narrower
European Red List of Habitats NEAA5.27 Atlantic lower circalittoral sand same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.27 Deep circalittoral sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.72 Animal communities of deep circalittoral sandy bottoms same
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