EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.3 - Sublittoral mud > A5.37 - Deep circalittoral mud > A5.379 - Pontic deep circalittoral muds with Modiolula phaseolina

Pontic deep circalittoral muds with Modiolula phaseolina

English name: Pontic deep circalittoral muds with Modiolula phaseolina

Description (English)

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.379

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Amphiura stepanovi
Invertebrates Modiolula phaseolina
Invertebrates Notomastus profundus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Amphiura stepanovi Invertebrates
Modiolula phaseolina Invertebrates
Notomastus profundus Invertebrates

Other classifications

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

History

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