EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > ME6 - Upper Bathyal mud > ME65 - Mediterranean upper bathyal mud > ME651 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean upper bathyal muds > ME6513 - Mediterranean upper bathyal facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Aporrhais serresianus

Mediterranean upper bathyal facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Aporrhais serresianus

Description (English)

This facies, present on the upper part of the continental slope, is characterised by sandy muds in which the cnidarian Funiculina quadrangularis and the gastropod Aporrhais serresianus are present with the crustaceans Parapenaeus longirostris, Nephrops norvegicus.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code ME6513

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Aporrhais serresianus
Invertebrates Nephrops norvegicus
Invertebrates Parapenaeus longirostris
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aporrhais serresianus Invertebrates
Nephrops norvegicus Invertebrates
Parapenaeus longirostris Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A6.513 Facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Apporhais seressianus narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.513 Facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Apporhais seressianus same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.523 Facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Apporhais seressianus same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.523 Facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Apporhais seressianus same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.513 Facies of soft muds with Funiculina quadrangularis and Apporhais seressianus same
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