EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > B - Coastal habitats > B2 - Coastal shingle > B2.4 - Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation

Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation

English name: Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation

Description (English)

Vegetated landward expanses of large coastal shingle banks, dominated by grasses or with other herbaceous vegetation.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B2.4

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Mertensio maritimae-Honckenyion diffusae Tx. et Géhu ex Géhu 1998 Subarctic pioneer vegetation of coastal shingle beaches of arctic coasts of northern Europe, Arctic Ocean archipelagos and Greenland Tripleurospermion maritimi Golub et al. 2003; Honckenyo diffusae-Leymion mollis Géhu 1998; Matricarion maritimi Golub et al. in Golub et Sorokin 2007 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 17.4 Gravel bank heaths, scrubs and grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 17.43 Tethyan gravel bank scrubs and heaths overlap
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H3 Shingle/gravel above high tide mark not defined
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 28 Coastal vegetated shingle wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B2.4 Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.4 Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.4 Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.4 Fixed shingle beaches, with herbaceous vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B2.4 Fixed shingle beaches, with grassy or heathy vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B6.4 Fixed shingle beaches, with grassy or heathy vegetation same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 17.4 Gravel bank heaths and grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 17.4 Gravel bank heaths and grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 17.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 17.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 17.4   same
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