EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.1 - Littoral coarse sediment > A2.12 - Estuarine coarse sediment shores

Estuarine coarse sediment shores

English name: Estuarine coarse sediment shores

Description (English)

Shores of coarse sediments (shingle, gravels and coarse sand) in the upper reaches of estuaries and other inlets (e.g. sealochs) which are subject to variable and reduced salinity conditions. The outflow of riverine freshwater at the heads of the inlets results in the washing out of fine particulate matter, leaving coarse sediments. These are typically species-poor and characterised by oligochaete worms (cf. A2.222).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.12
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
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.2. Estuaries n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.12 Estuarine coarse sediment shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.12 Estuarine coarse sediment shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.12 Estuarine coarse sediment shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.12 Estuarine coarse sediment shores same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LGS.Est Estuarine coarse sediment shores same
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