EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.2 - Sublittoral sand > A5.23 - Infralittoral fine sand > A5.237 - Pontic communities of well sorted fine sands > A5.2374 - Pontic shallow clean fine sands with Chamelea gallina, Lentidium mediterraneum and Divaricella divaricata

Pontic shallow clean fine sands with Chamelea gallina, Lentidium mediterraneum and Divaricella divaricata

English name: Pontic shallow clean fine sands with Chamelea gallina, Lentidium mediterraneum and Divaricella divaricata

Description (English)

This is a facies of the Pontic well sorted infralittoral fine sands. The Chamelea gallina community characterised by the dominant species - Neanthes succinea, Spio filicornis, Mohrensternia lineolata, occurred in Karkinitska Bay (Sinegub 2006). Since 2005 this mollusc (with Neanthes succinea, Polydora ciliata, Heteromastus filiformis, Melinna palmata, Balanus improvisus) has formed a community in the Odessa region (Sinegub unpubl). This habitat has been commercially exploited in Turkey between 1985-2000.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.2374

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Balanus improvisus
Invertebrates Chamelea gallina
Invertebrates Heteromastus filiformis
Invertebrates Melinna palmata
Invertebrates Neanthes succinea
Invertebrates Polydora ciliata
Invertebrates Spio filicornis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Balanus improvisus Invertebrates
Chamelea gallina Invertebrates
Heteromastus filiformis Invertebrates
Melinna palmata Invertebrates
Neanthes succinea Invertebrates
Polydora ciliata Invertebrates
Spio filicornis Invertebrates

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

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