EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB4 - infralittoral mixed sediment > MB43 - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment > MB43G - Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by sparse epibenthic macrocommunity

Baltic infralittoral mixed sediment characterized by sparse epibenthic macrocommunity

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 macroscopic epibenthic fauna and flora is present but has less than 10 % coverage.
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
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB43G
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 A5.452 Baltic mixed sediment bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.41 Sublittoral mixed sediment in low or reduced salinity (lagoons) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.43 Variable and reduced salinity sublittoral mixed sediments wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.751 Baltic mixed sediment bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.43 Variable and reduced salinity sublittoral mixed sediments wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.751 Baltic mixed sediment bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.77 Baltic mixed sediment bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.45 Variable and reduced salinity sublittoral mixed sediments wider
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.45 Estuarine sublittoral mixed sediments wider
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMX.EstMx Estuarine sublittoral mixed sediments wider
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