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EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A4 - Circalittoral rock and other hard substrata > A4.6 - Baltic sheltered circalittoral rock

Baltic sheltered circalittoral rock

English name: Baltic sheltered circalittoral rock

Description (English)

Rock habitats in the Baltic infralittoral zone which are sheltered from wave action, currents or ice scouring. The exposure status is that impacting on the area concerned at the relevant scale. Thus there may be enclaves of different exposure status caused by localised variation in relief (e.g. sheltered areas within exposed or moderately exposed areas). Note that it has been proposed that ‘exposed’ has an effective fetch less than 5 km: this requires verification across the Baltic.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

  • EUNIS habitat type (code A4.6)
  • This habitat type is included in a Resolution 4 habitat type (Bern convention) at a higher level (A4)
  • Relation to one or more Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.03.01 Hard clay bottoms: aphotic zone narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.09.01 Mussel beds: aphotic zone narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.11.01 Peat bottoms: sublittoral narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.01.01.01 Rocky bottoms: soft rock: aphotic zone narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.01.02.01 Rocky bottoms: solid rock (bedrock): aphotic zone narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 02.02.01 Stony bottoms: aphotic zone narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.6 Baltic sheltered circalittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.914 Baltic hard clay bottoms of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.916 Baltic peat bottoms of the sublittoral zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.911 Baltic soft rock bottoms of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.912 Baltic solid bedrock of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.913 Baltic stony bottoms of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.915 Baltic Mytilus edulis beds in the aphotic zone of the Baltic overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.914 Baltic hard clay bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.916 Baltic peat bottoms of the sublittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.911 Baltic soft rock bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.912 Baltic solid bedrock of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.913 Baltic stony bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.915 Baltic Mytilus edulis beds in the aphotic zone of the Baltic same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.95 Baltic hard clay bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.97 Baltic peat bottoms of the sublittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.92 Baltic soft rock bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.93 Baltic solid bedrock of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.94 Baltic stony bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.96 Baltic Mytilus edulis beds in the aphotic zone of the Baltic same
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