EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > B - Coastal habitats > B1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > B1.2 - Sand beaches above the driftline

Sand beaches above the driftline

English name: Sand beaches above the driftline

Description (English)

Gently sloping sand-covered shorelines fashioned by wind action along coasts and beside associated coastal lagoons.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.2
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Honckenyo diffusae-Leymion mollis Géhu 1999 Vegetation of grassy swards on rocky and sandy beaches of shores of Greenland Schaminee et al, 2012
Elymion arenarii Christiansen 1927 Vegetation of cool-temperate atlantic tall-grass swards on embryonic coastal sand dunes Ammophilion arenariae Tx. 1955; Ammophilion borealis Tx. 1955; Ammophilion borealis Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952; Elymo-Ammophilion (Tx. 1955) Oberd et al. 1967; Psammion arenariae Iversen 1936 (orig. form); Ammophilion arenariae Géhu 1998 Schaminee et al, 2012
Ammophilion Br.-Bl. 1921 Vegetation of warm-temperate mediterranean tall-grass swards on embryonic coastal sand dunes Agropyrion juncei Pignatti 1953; Ammophilion Br.-Bl. 1933; Ammophilion littori-arenariae Br.-Bl. 1921; Ammophilion arundinaceae Br.-Bl. 1921 corr. Géhu et al. in Rivas-Mart. et al. 1990; Ammophilion australis Br.-Bl. 1921 corr. Géhu 1998; Euphorbio-Ammophilion arenariae Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1969; Euphorbio-Festucion dumetori Géhu 1975; Sporobolion arenarii (Géhu et Géhu-Franck ex Géhu et Biondi 1994) Rivas-Mart. et al. 2001; Sporobolion arenarii (Géhu et Géhu-Franck ex Géhu et Biondi 1994) Rivas-Mart. et al. 2002; Agropyrion mediterraneum Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1969; Zygophyllion albi Géhu et al. 1990; Zygophyllion albi Géhu et al. 1991 Schaminee et al, 2012
Elymion gigantei Morariu 1957 Vegetation of Euxinic tall-grass swards on embryonic coastal sand dunes Leymion sabulosi Morariu 1957 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Agropyro-Honckenyion peploidis Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952 nom. mut. Temperate pioneer rhizomatous swards of coastal foredunes of cold-temperate Atlantic and Baltic seaboards Agropyrion junceiformis (Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952) Rivas-Mart. et al. 1980; Agropyro-Minuartion peploidis Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952 (basionym); Honckenyo peoploidis-Elytrigion boreali-atlanticae Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952 nom. mut. et nom. invers.; Honckenyo-Elymion arenarii Tx. 1970; Honckenyo-Leymion arenarii Tx. 1966; Agropyrion juncei (Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952) Géhu et al. in Géhu et al. 1984; Agropyrion junceiformis Géhu et al. ex Loriente 1978; Agropyrion boreoatlanticum J.-M. Géhu et Géhu 1969; Elymo boreoatlantici-Honckenyion peploides Tx. in Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Elytrigio boreoatlanticae-Honckenyion peoploidis Tx. In Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Elytrigion boreoatlanticum Géhu et Géhu 1969 nom. mut. propos.; Honckenyion peploidis (Tx. 1966) G. Passarge et Passarge 1973; Honckenyo-Leymion arenarii Tx. 1970 nom. mut. propos.; Lathyro-Elymion arenariae G. Passarge et Passarge 1973 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 16.1 Sand beaches wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Barcelona Convention 199812 I.2. (SUPRALITTORAL) SANDS wider
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.03.01 Beach ridges: sandy beach ridges overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H68 Sand-dune: open dune not defined
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.2 Sand beaches above the driftline same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.2 Sand beaches above the driftline same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.2 Sand beaches above the driftline same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.2 Sand beaches above the driftline same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.2 Sand beaches above the driftline same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5.2 Sand beaches above the driftline same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.1 Sand beaches wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.1 Sand beaches wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.1   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.1   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.1   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.1   wider
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