Baltic infralittoral biogenic peat bottoms

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with at least 90 % coverage of peat
Physical environment
Salinity range: (7.5-18 psu); exposure range: All; Depth range: from 0 to
Characteristic species
No macrophytes
Geographic range
Southern Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB233
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
European Red List of Habitats BAL9 Communities on Baltic infralittoral clay and other hard substrata narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


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