EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > X - Habitat complexes > X02 - Saline coastal lagoons

Saline coastal lagoons

English name: Saline coastal lagoons

Description (English)

Lagoons are expanses of shallow coastal salt water, of varying salinity and water volume, wholly or partially separated from the sea by sand banks or shingle, or, less frequently, by rocks. Salinity may vary from brackish water to hypersalinity depending on rainfall, evaporation and through the addition of fresh seawater from storms, temporary flooding of the sea in winter or tidal exchange. With or without vegetation of seagrasses or charophytes. Habitat types typical of lagoons are included in A5, although many other habitat types may also occur in lagoons.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code X02
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
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 21 Coastal lagoons same
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.1. Coastal lagoons n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types J Coastal brackish/saline lagoons wider
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 42 Saline lagoons wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 X02 Saline coastal lagoons same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 X02 Saline coastal lagoons same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 X02 Saline coastal lagoons same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 X02 Saline coastal lagoons same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 X02 Saline coastal lagoons same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 X02 Saline coastal lagoons same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 21 Coastal lagoons same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 21 Coastal lagoons same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 21   same
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