Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles

English name: Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles

Description (English)

Unvegetated lake-bottoms or lake-shores temporarily exposed by artificial or natural fluctuations of the water level, often important as feeding grounds for migrating waders. Unvegetated lacustrine beaches, formed by wind or wave action. Succession usually leads to habitats of periodically inundated shores with pioneer and ephemeral vegetation (C3.5).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C3.64

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 22.26 Lake muds, sands and shingles wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3.2.1.0 Alluvions sans végétation wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C3.64 Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C3.64 Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C3.64 Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C3.64 Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C3.74 Exposed unvegetated freshwater lake sands and shingles same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H5.14 Exposed unvegetated lake sands and shingles same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 22.26 Part of Lake muds, sands and shingles wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 22.26 Part of Lake muds, sands and shingles wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 22.26   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 22.26   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 22.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 22.2   same
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