Boreal Baltic narrow inlets

Description (English)

Long and narrow bays in the Boreal Baltic sea area, which are partly separated from the open sea by a submerged sill. These inlets consist usually of soft mud. The salinity varies depending on the freshwater contribution or the salinity value of the Baltic Sea. The low tidal range and low salinity of the Baltic Sea creates an ecology that is different from that of the North Atlantic coasts.

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

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 1650)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Marine Baltic - Unfavourable-Bad
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 10 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

Birds Anas crecca
Birds Anas platyrhynchos
Invertebrates Axinella rugosa
Flowering Plants Ceratophyllum demersum
Invertebrates Chironomus plumosus
Birds Circus aeruginosus
Birds Cygnus olor
Flowering Plants Hippuris vulgaris
Invertebrates Macoma balthica
Invertebrates Maldane sarsi
Invertebrates Monoporeia affinis
Invertebrates Mycale lingua
Flowering Plants Myriophyllum spicatum
Algae Nitellopsis obtusa
Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Birds Podiceps cristatus
Flowering Plants Potamogeton perfoliatus
Flowering Plants Sagittaria sagittifolia
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus lacustris
Flowering Plants Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Invertebrates Thyasira flexuosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Anas crecca Teal Birds
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard Birds
Axinella rugosa Invertebrates
Ceratophyllum demersum Flowering Plants
Chironomus plumosus Invertebrates
Circus aeruginosus Marsh Harrier Birds
Cygnus olor Mute Swan Birds
Hippuris vulgaris Flowering Plants
Macoma balthica Invertebrates
Maldane sarsi Invertebrates
Monoporeia affinis Invertebrates
Mycale lingua Invertebrates
Myriophyllum spicatum Flowering Plants
Nitellopsis obtusa Algae
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe Birds
Potamogeton perfoliatus Flowering Plants
Sagittaria sagittifolia Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus lacustris Flowering Plants
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani Flowering Plants
Thyasira flexuosa Invertebrates

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI0100005 Finland Tammisaaren ja Hangon saariston ja Pohjanpitäjänlahden merensuojelualue Map
FI0100078 Finland Pernajanlahtien ja Pernajan saariston merensuojelualue Map
FI0200062 Finland Ölmos-Purunpää Map
FI0200090 Finland Saaristomeri Map
FI0200121 Finland Långviken Map
FI1400027 Finland Höckböleholmen Map
FI1400076 Finland Gloviken Map
SE0110002 Sweden Käringboda Map
SE0330131 Sweden Segersgärde Map
SE0810001 Sweden Kronören Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 A5.3 Sublittoral mud narrower
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