EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA1 - Littoral rock > MA13 - Baltic hydrolittoral rock > MA139 - Baltic hydrolittoral hard clay characterized by sparse epibenthic macrocommunity

Baltic hydrolittoral hard clay characterized by sparse epibenthic macrocommunity

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the hydrolittoral zone (with level fluctuations due to tide or weather ) with at least 90 % coverage of hard clay. Coverage of macroscopic vegetation or sessile macroscopic epifauna is 0><10%.
Physical environment
Substrate is hard clay. Depth range: photic zone. Typically high energy exposure areas.
Quality descriptors
Diversity, abundance and biomass of fauna.
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA139
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

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A1.48 Hydrolittoral hard clay narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.48 Hydrolittoral hard clay same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.43 Hydrolittoral hard clay same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.43 Hydrolittoral hard clay same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.43 Hydrolittoral hard clay same
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