Deep circalittoral sand

English name: Deep circalittoral sand

Description (English)

Offshore (deep) circalittoral habitats with fine sands or non-cohesive muddy sands. Very little data is available on these habitats however they are likely to be more stable than their shallower counterparts and characterised by a diverse range of polychaetes, amphipods, bivalves and echinoderms.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.27
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.SSa.Osa Offshore circalittoral sand source
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.27 Deep circalittoral sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.72 Animal communities of deep circalittoral sandy bottoms same
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