EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.6 - Sublittoral biogenic reefs

Sublittoral biogenic reefs

English name: Sublittoral biogenic reefs

Description (English)

This habitat type includes polychaete reefs, bivalve reefs (e.g. mussel beds) and cold water coral reefs. These communities develop in a range of habitats from exposed open coasts to estuaries, marine inlets and deeper offshore habitats and may be found in a variety of sediment types and salinity regimes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.6
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
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 11.25 Sublittoral organogenic concretions narrower
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SBR Sublittoral biogenic reefs on sediment narrower
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 38 Modiolus modiolus beds wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.6 Sublittoral biogenic reefs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.72 Sheltered Modiolus beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.6 Sublittoral biogenic structures same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.72 Sheltered Modiolus beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.6 Biogenic structures over sublittoral sediments same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.72 Sheltered Modiolus beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.48 Biogenic beds on sublittoral mixed sediments same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3.72 Sheltered Modiolus beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A5.32 Sheltered horse mussel Modiolus beds same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SCR.Mod Sheltered Modiolus (horse mussel) beds same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) SCR.Mod   same
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