Faunal communities in variable salinity Atlantic sublittoral coarse sediment

Description (English)

Clean gravels that occur in the upper reaches of marine inlets, especially estuaries, where water movement is sufficiently strong to remove the silt content of the sediment. The habitat typically lacks a significant seaweed component and is characterised by a sparse but very robust brackish-water tolerant fauna.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB3238
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.11 Infralittoral coarse sediment in reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.15 Sublittoral coarse sediment in variable salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.15 Animal communities in variable or reduced salinity gravels and coarse sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.15 Baltic brackish water sublittoral biocenoses of gravel and coarse sand influenced by varying salinity same
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