EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA4 - Littoral mixed sediment > MA43 - Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment > MA431 - Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment characterized by emergent vegetation

Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment characterized by emergent vegetation

Description (English)

Baltic hydrolittoral bottoms (with level fluctuations due to tide or weather) in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. Emergent vegetation covers least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Salinity range: low to moderate; Exposure range: low;
Characteristic species
Phragmites australis
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA431
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

Flowering Plants Phragmites australis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Phragmites australis Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A2.6 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.6 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by macrophytes same
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