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 > MA4322 - Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment habitats characterized by Zannichellia spp. and/or Ruppia spp. and /or Zostera noltii

Baltic hydrolittoral mixed sediment habitats characterized by Zannichellia spp. and/or Ruppia spp. and /or Zostera noltii

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. Submerged rooted plants cover least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the submerged rooted plants, Zannichellia spp. and/or Ruppia spp. and/or Zostera noltii constitute at least 50 % of the biovolume.
Physical environment
Salinity range: low to moderate; Exposure range: low to moderate;
Characteristic species
Zannichellia palustris, Ruppia maritime, Zostera noltii

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA4322
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 Zannichellia palustris
Flowering Plants Zostera noltii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Zannichellia palustris Flowering Plants
Zostera noltii Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.53 Sublittoral seagrass beds narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.53 Sublittoral seagrass beds same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.51 Cymodocea beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.52 Halophila beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.56 Posidonia beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.53 Zostera beds in infralittoral sediments narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.51 Cymodocea beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.52 Halophila beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.56 Posidonia beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.53 Zostera beds in infralittoral sediments narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.51 Cymodocea beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.52 Halophila beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.6 Posidonia beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.53 Zostera beds in infralittoral sediments narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.51 Cymodocea beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.52 Halophila beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.55 Posidonia beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.53 Zostera marina and Ruppia beds in sheltered infralittoral fine sand and mud narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A4.13 Cymodocea beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A4.14 Halophila beds narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A2.41 Marine tasselweed Ruppia and Zannichellia communities narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A5.35 Posidonia beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.41 Marine tasselweed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.331 Mediterranean Cymodocea beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.36 Temperate Halophila and Thalassia beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.35 Thermo-Atlantic Cymodocea beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.34 Posidonia beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.41 Marine tasselweed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.331 Mediterranean Cymodocea beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.36 Temperate Halophila and Thalassia beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.35 Thermo-Atlantic Cymodocea beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.34 Posidonia beds narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.331   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.34   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.35   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.36   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.41   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.331   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.34   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.35   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.36   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.41   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.331   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.34   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.36   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.41   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 11.34   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 11.35   narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMS.Sgr Seagrass beds (sublittoral/lower shore) same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) IMS.Rup   wider
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