EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB2 - Infralittoral biogenic habitat > MB23 - Baltic infralittoral biogenic habitat > MB232 - Baltic infralittoral bottoms characterized by shell gravel

Baltic infralittoral bottoms characterized by shell gravel

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with at least 90 % coverage of shell gravel
Physical environment
Salinity range: down to 5 psu; Exposure range: moderate to high; Depth range: Photic zone
Characteristic species
Saccharina latissima. Due to the large variety of interstitial space, inhabited by very specialized fauna, for example Amphioxus spp. (HELCOM 1998)
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 MB232
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) A5.113 Baltic shell gravel bottoms in the infralittoral photic zone same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.113 Baltic shell gravel bottoms in the infralittoral photic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.115 Baltic shell gravel bottoms in the infralittoral photic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.115 Baltic shell gravel bottoms in the infralittoral photic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.46 Baltic shell gravel bottoms in the infralittoral photic zone same
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