EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A5 - Sublittoral sediment > A5.1 - Sublittoral coarse sediment > A5.12 - Sublittoral coarse sediment in variable salinity (estuaries)

Sublittoral coarse sediment in variable salinity (estuaries)

English name: Sublittoral coarse sediment in variable salinity (estuaries)

Description (English)

Clean gravels that occur in the upper reaches of marine inlets, especially estuaries, where water movement is sufficiently strong to remove the silt content of the sediment. The habitat typically lacks a significant seaweed component and is characterised by a sparse but very robust brackish-water tolerant fauna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.12
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A5)

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
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SCS.SCSVS Sublittoral coarse sediment in variable salinity (estuaries) source
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 A5.11 Infralittoral coarse sediment in reduced salinity same
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.11 Infralittoral coarse sediment in reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.15 Sublittoral coarse sediment in variable salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.15 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity gravels and coarse sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.15 Baltic brackish water sublittoral biocenoses of gravel and coarse sand influenced by varying salinity same
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