EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > B - Coastal habitats > B3 - Rock cliffs, ledges and shores, including the supralittoral > B3.2 - Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets

Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets

English name: Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets

Description (English)

Hard-rock sea-cliffs, their faces, ledges and associated caves, rocky shores and isolated seaside rocks, their associated seabird, sea mammal, wader and, in a few cases, terrestrial passerine, communities. Vascular plant cover is by definition very low or absent, but lichens are normally present.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.2
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

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 18.1 Sea-cliff faces, seaside rocks same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H81 Maritime cliff and slope: hard cliff wider
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 27 Maritime cliff and slope wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B3.2 Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.2 Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B3.2 Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B3.2 Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B3.2 Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges, shores and islets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B7.1 Unvegetated rock cliffs, ledges and shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 18.1 Sea-cliff faces, seaside rocks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 18.1 Sea-cliff faces, seaside rocks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 18.1   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 18.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 18.1   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 18.1   same
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