EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME4 - Upper bathyal mixed sediment > ME45 - Mediterranean upper bathyal mixed sediment > ME451 - Assemblages of Mediterranean upper bathyal muds biocenosis characterised by mixed sediment

Assemblages of Mediterranean upper bathyal muds biocenosis characterised by mixed sediment

Description (English)

Bathyal muds in the Mediterranean are mostly yellow or grey-blue clays which are very sparsely populated. The species composition is largely dependent on the consistecy and compactness of the sediment.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME451

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) A6.2 Deep-sea mixed substrata narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.2 Deep-sea mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.2 Deep-sea mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.2 Deep-sea combination substrates same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.2 Bathyal zone mixed substrates same
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