EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.1 - Sublittoral coarse sediment

Sublittoral coarse sediment

English name: Sublittoral coarse sediment

Description (English)

Coarse sediments including coarse sand, gravel, pebbles, shingle and cobbles which are often unstable due to tidal currents and/or wave action. These habitats are generally found on the open coast or in tide-swept channels of marine inlets. They typically have a low silt content and a lack of a significant seaweed component. They are characterised by a robust fauna including venerid bivalves.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.1
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

Not available

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.SCS Sublittoral coarse sediment (unstable cobbles and pebbles, gravels and coarse sands) same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.1 Sublittoral coarse sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.73 Animal communities of deep circalittoral shell gravel bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.1 Sublittoral coarse sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.71 Animal communities of deep circalittoral gravel bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.1 Sublittoral mobile cobbles, gravels and coarse sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.71 Animal communities of deep circalittoral gravel bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.73 Animal communities of deep circalittoral shell gravel bottoms narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.1 Sublittoral mobile cobbles, gravels and coarse sands same
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