EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB4 - infralittoral mixed sediment > MB43 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment > MB432 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by submerged rooted plants > MB4322 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment dominated by Zannichellia spp. and/or Ruppia spp.and/or Zostera noltii

Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment dominated by Zannichellia spp. and/or Ruppia spp.and/or Zostera noltii

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. Submerged rooted plants cover least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the submerged rooted plants, Zannichellia spp. and/or Ruppia spp. and/or Zostera noltii constitute at least 50 % of the biovolume.
Physical environment
Salinity range: low to moderate; Exposure range: low to moderate; Depth range: photic zone from about 0.1 to 4 meters.
Characteristic species
Zannichellia palustris, Ruppia maritime, Zostera noltii
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB4322
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

Flowering Plants Zannichellia palustris
Flowering Plants Zostera noltii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Zannichellia palustris Flowering Plants
Zostera noltii Flowering Plants

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.5341 Middle European Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.534 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.541 Middle European Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.541 Middle European Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.541 Middle European Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.54 Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.541 Middle European Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A2.411 Middle European marine tasselweed communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A2.41 Marine tasselweed Ruppia and Zannichellia communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.411 Middle European marine tasselweed communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.41 Marine tasselweed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.41 Marine tasselweed communities narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.411 Middle European marine tasselweed communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.411   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.41   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.41   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.411   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 11.41   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 11.35   narrower
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMS.Sgr Seagrass beds (sublittoral/lower shore) same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) IMS.Rup   wider
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