EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.5 - Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds

Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds

English name: Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds

Description (English)

Angiosperm-dominated stands of vegetation, occurring on the extreme upper shore of sheltered coasts and periodically covered by high tides. The vegetation develops on a variety of sandy and muddy sediment types and may have admixtures of coarser material. The character of the saltmarsh communities is affected by height up the shore, resulting in a zonation pattern related to the degree or frequency of immersion in seawater.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.5
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15 Saltmarshes, salt steppes, salt scrubs wider
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.1. Salt marshes n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 LS.LMp.Sm Saltmarsh narrower
Ramsar Wetland Types H Intertidal marshes wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H2 Saltmarsh narrower
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 32 Coastal saltmarsh narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.5 Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.6 Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.6 Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.6 Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.6 Coastal saltmarshes and saline habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B3 Coastal saltmarshes and halophytic habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15 Saltmarshes, salt steppes, salt scrubs wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15 Saltmarshes, salt steppes, salt scrubs wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.1   wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LMU.Sm Saltmarsh same
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