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Coastal habitats

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EUNIS habitat type code   B Level   1
Edition   EUNIS Habitat Classification 2012 - a revision of the habitat classification descriptions.

Description ( English )

Coastal habitats are those above spring high tide limit (or above mean water level in non-tidal waters) occupying coastal features and characterised by their proximity to the sea, including coastal dunes and wooded coastal dunes, beaches and cliffs. Includes free-draining supralittoral habitats adjacent to marine habitats which are normally only affected by spray or splash, strandlines characterised by terrestrial invertebrates and moist and wet coastal dune slacks and dune-slack pools. Excludes supralittoral rock pools and habitats adjacent to the sea which are not characterised by salt spray, wave or sea-ice erosion.

Source

Hill, M.O., Moss, D. & Davies, C.E. (2001)

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Relationships with other classifications

Classification Code Title Relation type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B Coastal habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B Coastal habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B Coastal habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B Coastal habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B Coastal habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B Coastal and halophytic habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 1 Coastal and halophytic communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 1 Part of Coastal and halophytic communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 1 Part of Coastal and halophytic communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 1   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 1   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 1   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 1   wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H Coastlands wider
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