EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A3 - Infralittoral rock and other hard substrata > A3.2 - Atlantic and Mediterranean moderate energy infralittoral rock

Atlantic and Mediterranean moderate energy infralittoral rock

English name: Atlantic and Mediterranean moderate energy infralittoral rock

Description (English)

Predominantly moderately wave-exposed bedrock and boulders, subject to moderately strong to weak tidal streams. On the bedrock and stable boulders there is typically a narrow band of kelp Laminaria digitata in the sublittoral fringe which lies above a Laminaria hyperborea forest and park. Associated with the kelp are communities of seaweeds, predominantly reds and including a greater variety of more delicate filamentous types than found on more exposed coasts (cf. A3.11).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A3.2
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A3)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 IR.MIR Moderate energy infralittoral rock same
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 22 Inshore sublittoral rock wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.2 Atlantic and Mediterranean moderate energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.2 Moderate energy infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.2 Infralittoral rock moderately exposed to wave action and/or currents and tidal streams same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.2 Infralittoral rock moderately exposed to wave action and/or currents and tidal streams same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3.2 Infralittoral rock moderately exposed to wave action or tidal currents same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A3.2 Infralittoral rock moderately exposed to wave action same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) MIR Moderately exposed infralittoral rock same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) MIR   same
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