EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.5 - Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment

Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment

English name: Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment

Description (English)

This habitat type includes maerl beds, seaweed dominated mixed sediments (including kelps such as Laminaria saccharina and filamentous/foliose red and green algae), seagrass beds, and lagoonal angiosperm communities. These communities develop in a range of habitats from exposed open coasts to lagoons and are found in a variety of sediment types and salinity regimes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.5
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A5)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SMp Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated communities on sediments narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.07.02.02 Muddy bottoms: sublittoral euphotic zone: dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.04.02.02 Gravel bottoms: sublittoral euphotic zone: level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.05.02.02 Sandy bottoms: sublittoral euphotic zone: level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.08.02.02 Mixed sediment bottoms: sublittoral euphotic zone: dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
Ramsar Wetland Types B Subtidal aquatic beds wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.5 Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.5 Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.557 Baltic mixed sediments of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.554 Baltic level gravel bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.556 Baltic muds of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.555 Baltic level sandy bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.5 Shallow sublittoral sediments dominated by angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.5 Shallow-water sediments dominated by angiosperms (other than Posidonia) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.5 Infralittoral sediments dominated by macrophytes same
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