Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment dominated by Fucus spp.
Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. Perennial algae cover at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the perennial attached algae, Fucus spp. constitutesat least 50 % of the biovolume.
Salinity range: >4.5 psu; Exposure range: low to moderately high; Depth range: photic zone from about 0.5 to 5 meters and deeper in clear waters.
Fucus vesiculosus, F. radicans, F. serratus maritimus
Baltic Sea up to the Quark in the north and central Gulf of Finland in the east
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code MB4331|
|Relation to||Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)|
Relation to other habitat types mentioned in legal instruments
Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)Not available
Species mentioned in habitat description
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012)||A5.5||Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment||narrower|
|European Red List of Habitats||BAL2||Perennial algal communities (excluding kelp) on Baltic infralittoral rock and mixed substrata (predominantly hard)||narrower|
|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|