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

Sublittoral sediment

English name: Sublittoral sediment

Description (English)

Sediment habitats in the sublittoral near shore zone (i.e. covering the infralittoral and circalittoral zones), typically extending from the extreme lower shore down to the edge of the bathyal zone (200 m). Sediment ranges from boulders and cobbles, through pebbles and shingle, coarse sands, sands, fine sands, muds, and mixed sediments. Those communities found in or on sediment are described within this broad habitat type.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

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 11.23 Sublittoral pebbly seabeds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 11.22 Sublittoral soft seabeds narrower
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS Sublittoral sediments same
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 23 Inshore sublittoral sediment narrower
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 44 Sublittoral sands and gravels narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5 Sublittoral sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4 Sublittoral sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4 Sublittoral sediments same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4 Sublittoral sediments same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4 Sublittoral sediments same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 X16 Sublittoral sediments same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.22 Sublittoral soft seabeds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.23 Sublittoral pebbly seabeds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.23 Sublittoral pebbly seabeds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.22 Sublittoral soft seabeds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.23   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.22   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.23   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.22   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.23   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.22   narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SS Sublittoral sediments same
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