EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB4 - infralittoral mixed sediment > MB43 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment > MB433 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by perennial algae

Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by perennial algae

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. Coverage of perennial attached algae is at least 10 % , and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Salinity range: low to moderate; Exposure range: moderate to high; Depth range: photic zone down from about 0.5 meters.
Characteristic species
Fucus spp., Furcellaria lumbricalis, Coccotylus truncatus, Deleseria sanguinea,Polysiphonia spp, Cladophora rupestris, Sphacelaria spp.
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea Habitat under threat and/or in decline in all areas of occurrence. The Bothnian Sea,

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB433
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

Algae Cladophora rupestris
Algae Coccotylus truncatus
Algae Furcellaria lumbricalis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cladophora rupestris Algae
Coccotylus truncatus Algae
Furcellaria lumbricalis Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.5 Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.5 Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.557 Baltic mixed sediments of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.5 Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.555 Baltic level sandy bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.556 Baltic muds of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.554 Baltic level gravel bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone dominated by macrophyte vegetation narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.5 Shallow sublittoral sediments dominated by angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.5 Shallow-water sediments dominated by angiosperms (other than Posidonia) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.5 Infralittoral sediments dominated by macrophytes same
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