Baltic infralittoral shell gravel dominated by epibenthic chordates

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone of which at least 90 % is coveraged of shell gravel. Epibenthic chordates cover at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Substrate is shell gravel. Appears mostly in high energy exposure areas.
Characteristic species
Ciona intestinalis
Geographic range
Southern part of Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB2323
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

Invertebrates Ciona intestinalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ciona intestinalis Invertebrates

Other classifications

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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