Habitat Annex I Directive hierarchical view > COASTAL AND HALOPHYTIC HABITATS > Boreal Baltic archipelago, coastal and landupheaval areas > Baltic esker islands with sandy, rocky and shingle beach vegetation and sublittoral vegetation

Baltic esker islands with sandy, rocky and shingle beach vegetation and sublittoral vegetation

Description (English)

Glaciofluvial islands consisting mainly of relatively well sorted sand, gravel or less commonly of till. May also have scattered stones and boulders. The vegetation of esker islands is influenced by the brackish water environment and often by the ongoing land upheaval which cause a succession of different vegetation types. Several rare vegetation types (heaths, sands and gravel shores) and threatened species occur.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 1610)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 20 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Actebia praecox
Flowering Plants Artemisia campestris
Flowering Plants Cakile maritima
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Algae Ceramium tenuicorne
Invertebrates Cerastoderma glaucum
Algae Chorda filum
Algae Cladophora glomerata
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Algae Fucus vesiculosus
Flowering Plants Honkenya peploides
Conifers Juniperus communis
Flowering Plants Leymus arenarius
Invertebrates Mya arenaria
Algae Pilayella littoralis
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Flowering Plants Potamogeton filiformis
Flowering Plants Potamogeton pectinatus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton perfoliatus
Flowering Plants Salsola kali
Invertebrates Simyra albovenosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Actebia praecox Invertebrates
Artemisia campestris Flowering Plants
Cakile maritima Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Ceramium tenuicorne Algae
Cerastoderma glaucum Invertebrates
Chorda filum Algae
Cladophora glomerata Algae
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Fucus vesiculosus Algae
Honkenya peploides Flowering Plants
Juniperus communis Conifers
Leymus arenarius Flowering Plants
Mya arenaria Invertebrates
Pilayella littoralis Algae
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Potamogeton filiformis Flowering Plants
Potamogeton pectinatus Flowering Plants
Potamogeton perfoliatus Flowering Plants
Salsola kali Flowering Plants
Simyra albovenosa Invertebrates

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI0100017 Finland Inkoon saaristo Map
FI0100077 Finland Söderskärin ja Långörenin saaristo Map
FI0100078 Finland Pernajanlahtien ja Pernajan saariston merensuojelualue Map
FI0100080 Finland Källaudden-Virstholmen Map
FI0200047 Finland Iniön saaret Map
FI0200076 Finland Pooskerin saaristo Map
FI0200080 Finland Preiviikinlahti Map
FI0200090 Finland Saaristomeri Map
FI0200111 Finland Paraisten harjusaaret Map
FI0200193 Finland Örö Map
FI0401001 Finland Kymijoki Map
FI0408001 Finland Itäisen Suomenlahden saaristo ja vedet Map
FI0416003 Finland Koukkusaari Map
FI1400007 Finland Sandskär Map
FI1400010 Finland Långskär - Sandskär Map
SE0330032 Sweden Örarevet Map
SE0330052 Sweden Sladö-Äskeskär Map
SE0410042 Sweden Tromtö-Almö Map
SE0630155 Sweden Stenöorn Map
SE0820629 Sweden Bondöfjärden Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B2.31 Baltic Crambe maritima communities overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B2.11 Boreo-arctic gravel beach annual communities overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B1.23 Boreo-arctic sand beach perennial communities overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B1.2 Sand beaches above the driftline overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B2.1 Shingle beach driftlines overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 B2.3 Upper shingle beaches with open vegetation overlap
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