Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment dominated by sedges

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. Emergent vegetation covers least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the emergent vegetation, sedges constitute at least 50 % of the biovolume.
Physical environment
Salinity range: low to moderate; Exposure range: low; Depth range: photic zone down to about 1 meters.
Characteristic species
Schoenoplectus spp, Bolbaschoenus maritimus
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB4312
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

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.54 Angiosperm communities in reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.55 Angiosperm communities in reduced salinity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.55 Sublittoral macrophyte beds of coastal brackish waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.55 Aquatic macrophyte beds of coastal brackish waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.56 Aquatic macrophyte beds of coastal brackish waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B1.2 Communities of coastal saline and brackish waters same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.4 Brackish sea vascular vegetation wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.4 Brackish sea vascular vegetation wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.4   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.4   wider
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.4   wider
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