Low-shore Mediterranean glasswort swards

English name: Low-shore Mediterranean glasswort swards

Description (English)

Glasswort swards occupying long-inundated basins of coastal saltmarshes of the western Mediterranean basin, including those of Spain, southern continental France, the Gulf of Tarento, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, with Atlantic representatives in southwestern Europe, between southern Brittany and central Portugal, dominated by the reddening tetraploid glasswort Salicornia emerici.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.5516
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Salicornia emerici
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salicornia emerici Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.1131 Low-shore Mediterranean glasswort swards source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.5516 Low-shore Mediterranean glasswort swards same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.6516 Low-shore Mediterranean glasswort swards same
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