EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.2 - Sublittoral sand > A5.26 - Circalittoral muddy sand > A5.265 - Pontic upper circalittoral mud with Spisula subtruncata and Aricidea claudiae

Pontic upper circalittoral mud with Spisula subtruncata and Aricidea claudiae

English name: Pontic upper circalittoral mud with Spisula subtruncata and Aricidea claudiae

Description (English)

This type of habitat occurs in the Black Sea around mussel bed patches. The distinguishing species are Aricidea claudiae and Spisula subtruncata. In general the community is characterised by the extremely high abundance of polychaetes such as Aricidea claudiae, Melinna palmata and Heteromastus filiformis. Todorova & Konsulova (2003) state that this community has equivalents to Marinov's (1990) traditional classification of the Melinna palmata coastal mud community.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.265

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Aricidea claudiae
Invertebrates Heteromastus filiformis
Invertebrates Melinna palmata
Invertebrates Spisula subtruncata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aricidea claudiae Invertebrates
Heteromastus filiformis Invertebrates
Melinna palmata Invertebrates
Spisula subtruncata Invertebrates

Other classifications

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

History

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