EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME1 - Upper bathyal rock > ME15 - Mediterranean upper bathyal rock > ME151 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean upper bathyal rock > ME1512 - Mediterranean upper bathyal Madrepora oculata reefs

Mediterranean upper bathyal Madrepora oculata reefs

Description (English)

Facies of the framework-building coral Madrepora oculata. Serpulids, cirripeds, bivalves, sponges and gastropods which feed on corals contribute to the richness of these assemblages.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME1512
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 Madrepora oculata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Madrepora oculata Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A6.6 Deep-sea bioherms narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.6 Deep-sea bioherms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.6 Deep-sea bioherms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.6 Deep-sea bioherms same
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