Baltic hydrolittoral shell gravel

Description (English)

Baltic hydrolittoral bottoms (with level fluctuations due to tide or weather)with at least 90 % coverage of shell gravel
Physical environment
Salinity range: down to 5 psu; Exposure range: moderate to high;
Characteristic species
Photic zone areas consisting of dead mollusc shells or shell fragments.
Geographic range
Up to the Quark in the North and to the 5 psu salinity gradient in the Eastern Gulf of Finland

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA231
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) A2.72 Littoral mussel beds on sediment narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.72 Littoral Mytilus edulis beds on sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.33 Mussel beds on sheltered littoral mixed substrata narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.33 Mussel beds on sheltered littoral mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.33 Mussel beds on sheltered littoral mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A1.33 Mussel beds on sheltered mixed substrata same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A1.43 Mussel beds on sheltered mixed substrata same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.254 Part of Mussel beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.254 Part of Mussel beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.254   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.254   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.254   narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SLR.MX Mytilus (mussel) beds (mixed substrata) same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) SLR.MytX   same
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