EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA1 - Littoral rock > MA13 - Baltic hydrolittoral rock > MA131 - Baltic hydrolittoral rock and boulders characterized by perennial algae

Baltic hydrolittoral rock and boulders characterized by perennial algae

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the hydrolittoral zone (with level fluctuations due to tide or weather) wwith at least 90 % coverage of rock, boulders or stones of more than 63 mm in diameter. Perennial attached algae cover at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Salinity range: all; Exposure range: all, more common in exposed areas;
Characteristic species
Fucus spp., Furcellaria lumbricalis, Coccotylus truncatus, Deleseria sanguinea,Polysiphonia spp, Cladophora rupestris, Sphacelaria spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA131
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Algae Cladophora rupestris
Algae Coccotylus truncatus
Algae Furcellaria lumbricalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cladophora rupestris Algae
Coccotylus truncatus Algae
Furcellaria lumbricalis Algae

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.473 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): reefs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.472 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.832 Hydrolittoral stony substrata: level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.512 Hydrolittoral stony substrates: level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.423 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): reefs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.422 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.512 Hydrolittoral stony substrates: level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.423 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): reefs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.422 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.422 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.512 Hydrolittoral stony substrates: level bottoms dominated by macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.423 Hydrolittoral solid rock (bedrock): reefs same
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100