EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MF6 - Lower bathyal mud > MF65 - Mediterranean lower bathyal mud > MF651 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean lower bathyal muds

Biocenosis of Mediterranean lower bathyal muds

Description (English)

Vast stretches of clayey mud, usually compact, yellowish or bluish grey, relatively substantial, continuing at greater depth the biocenosis of coastal terrigenous muds or the biocenosis of shelf-edge detritic bottom. The biocenosis of bathyal muds is characterised by a constant homoeothermy of around 13

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MF651

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) A6.51 Mediterranean communities of bathyal muds narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A6.51 Mediterranean communities of bathyal muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A5.52 Mediterranean communities of bathyal muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A5.52 Communities of bathyal muds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.51 Biocenosis of bathyal muds same
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