EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.8 - Features of littoral sediment

Features of littoral sediment

English name: Features of littoral sediment

Description (English)

Features of littoral sediment include littoral habitats characterised by the presence of gases or liquids bubbling or seeping through sediments (A2.81); areas which are characterised by pioneer or ephemeral red and green algae because of variations in salinity and/or siltation (A2.82); and sedimentary shores of non-tidal, reduced salinity waters which are below the mean water level and normally water-covered, but which are regularly or occasionally exposed by the action of wind (hydrolittoral zone in the Baltic) (A2.83-A2.87).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.8

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
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.3. Intertidal flats n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.8 Features of littoral sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.74 Methane seeps in littoral sediments narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.74 Methane seeps in littoral sediments same
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