Pontic upper circalittoral mud with Spisula subtruncata and Aricidea claudiae
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
|EUNIS habitat type||code A5.265|
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
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