Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment dominated by crustose Bryozoa

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). Epibenthic Bryozoa cover at least 10%of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the epibenthic Bryozoa, crustose Bryozoa constitute at least 50 % of the biomass.
Physical environment
Substrate is soft or crystalline rock, boulders or stones mixed with mobile substrates such as sand or coarse substrate.
Characteristic species
Einhornia (Electra) crustulenta
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB4381
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

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.411 Baltic level mixed sediment bottoms of the infralittoral photic zone with little or no macrophyte vegetation narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

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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