EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB4 - infralittoral mixed sediment > MB43 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment > MB437 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by epibenthic cnidarians

Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by epibenthic cnidarians

Description (English)

Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with 10- 90 % coverage of hard (rock/boulders/stone) and 10-90 % soft substrata (e.g. muddy/coarse sediment/sand). Sessile/semi-sessile epibenthic cnidarians cover at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Substrate is soft or crystalline rock, boulders or stones mixed with mobile substrates such as sand or coarse substrate Depth range: photic zone
Characteristic species
hydroids, sea anemones, corals
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB437
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 A5.411 Baltic level mixed sediment bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone with little or no macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.434 Baltic level mixed sediment bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone with little or no macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.434 Baltic level mixed sediment bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone with little or no macrophyte vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.454 Baltic level mixed sediment bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone with little or no macrophyte vegetation same
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