Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment dominated by kelp

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. Perennial algae covers at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the perennial algae, kelp constitutes at least 50 % of the biovolume.
Physical environment
Salinity range: >11 psu; Exposure range: moderate to high; Depth range: photic zone from about 3 meters.
Characteristic species
Saccharina latissima, Laminaria digitata
Geographic range
(Kattegat), the Sound and Belt Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB4334
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 Laminaria digitata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Laminaria digitata Algae

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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