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 > MB2326 - Baltic infralittoral shell gravel dominated by mixed infaunal macrocommunity

Baltic infralittoral shell gravel dominated by mixed infaunal macrocommunity

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone of which at least 90 % is coveraged of shell gravel. Macroscopic infauna present, no macrovegetation or epibenthic macrofauna. Dominant type of shell gravel fragments is coarse and well-sorted.
Physical environment
Substrate is shell gravel. Appears mostly in high energy exposure areas.
Geographic range
Southern part of Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB2326
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 narrower
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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