Pontic deep circalittoral muds with Modiolula phaseolina
Discriminated by the mussel Modiolula phaseolina. The habitat is characterised by bulk of dead shells and shelly detritus of the same species, decreasing oxygen concentration and increasing salinity in comparison to coastal habitats. Other specific species are Amphiura stepanovi and Notomastus profundus. In Bulgarian waters the community is not present below 100m.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code A5.379|