Mediterranean mediolittoral sand facies of saltworks

Description (English)

Evaporative environments over sand and muddy sand in which water with low or normal salinity evaporates either in the summer period (northern Mediterranean: salterns) or the whole year round, except for the rainy season (in the eastern parts of the southern Mediterranean: bahiret, sebkha, chotts). Dessication may be total, with the production of

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA5532
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) A2.2 Littoral sand and muddy sand narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.2 Littoral sand and muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.2 Littoral sand and muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.2 Littoral sands and muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.2 Littoral sands and muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.2 Littoral sands and muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A2.2 Littoral muddy sands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.27 Part of Soft sediment littoral communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 14.1 Part of Mud flats and sand flats wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 14 Part of Mud flats and sand flats wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.27 Part of Soft sediment littoral communities wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 14   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.27   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.27   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 14   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 14   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 14   wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) LMS Littoral muddy sands same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) LMS   same
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