EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA4 - Littoral mixed sediment > MA43 - Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment > MA432 - Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment characterized by submerged vegetation

Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment characterized by submerged 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. Coverage of submerged rooted plants which also includes plants with rhizoids (i.e. Charales) cover at least 10 % of the seabed, and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Salinity range: low to moderate; Exposure range: all;
Characteristic species
Stuckenia pectinata, Potamogeton perfoliatus, Zannichellia spp., Chara aspera
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA432
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 Potamogeton perfoliatus
Flowering Plants Stuckenia pectinata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Potamogeton perfoliatus Flowering Plants
Stuckenia pectinata Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.54 Angiosperm communities in reduced salinity narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.54 Angiosperm communities in reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.55 Angiosperm communities in reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.55 Sublittoral macrophyte beds of coastal brackish waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.55 Aquatic macrophyte beds of coastal brackish waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.56 Aquatic macrophyte beds of coastal brackish waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B1.2 Communities of coastal saline and brackish waters same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.4 Brackish sea vascular vegetation wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.4 Brackish sea vascular vegetation wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.4   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.4   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.4   wider
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