EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.3 - Sublittoral mud > A5.32 - Sublittoral mud in variable salinity (estuaries) > A5.328 - Pontic mud with Spisula subtruncata, Syndesmia fragilis, and Cardium paucicostatum in low and variable salinity

Pontic mud with Spisula subtruncata, Syndesmia fragilis, and Cardium paucicostatum in low and variable salinity

English name: Pontic mud with Spisula subtruncata, Syndesmia fragilis, and Cardium paucicostatum in low and variable salinity

Description (English)

The biocenosis has been observed in areas of low salinity in proximity of estuaries (Tiganus, 1976 describes an area in proximity of the Danube estuary). The dominant species is Syndesmia fragilis in terms of numerical presence. The biocenosis is characterised by a lower quantitative presence of Spisula subtruncata and Cardium paucicostatum, a high presence of the polychaete Melinna palmata and a rich meiobenthic fauna characterised by Kinorhyncha, Nematoda, Oligochaeta and Copepods (Tiganus 1976). The biocenosis is recently characterised by the dominant presence of the allochtonous mollusc, Mya arenaria, which has caused a variation in the composition of this biocenosis (Gomoiu 1976).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.328

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Melinna palmata
Invertebrates Mya arenaria
Invertebrates Spisula subtruncata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Melinna palmata Invertebrates
Mya arenaria Invertebrates
Spisula subtruncata Invertebrates

Other classifications

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

History

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