EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A7 - Pelagic water column

Pelagic water column

English name: Pelagic water column

Description (English)

The water column of shallow or deep sea, or enclosed coastal waters. Note that because of the strong temporal nature of the pelagic environment, the water column at a given location will be classified differently at different times of the year.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A7

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 11.1 Open marine waters overlap
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 01 Pelagic marine biotopes same
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 27 Oceanic seas wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A7 Pelagic water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A7 Pelagic water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A7 Pelagic water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A7 Pelagic water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A6 Pelagic water column same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A8 Pelagic water body same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.1   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.1   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 11.1   narrower
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