EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC1 - Circalittoral rock > MC13 - Baltic ciralittoral rock > MC133 - Baltic ciralittoral rock and boulders characterized by epibenthic cnidarians > MC1332 - Baltic ciralittoral rock and boulders dominated by sea anemones (Actiniarida)

Baltic ciralittoral rock and boulders dominated by sea anemones (Actiniarida)

Description (English)

Baltic circalittoral bottoms in the aphotic zone wwith at least 90 % coverage of rock, boulders or stones of more than 63 mm in diameter. Epibenthic cnidarians cover at least 10%of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the epibenthic cnidarians, sea anemones constitute at least 50 % of the biomass.
Physical environment
Substrate is rock and/or boulders.
Characteristic species
Edwardsia spp, Metridium dianthus
Geographic range
Kattegat and Belt Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC1332
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 A4.4 Baltic exposed circalittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.6 Baltic sheltered circalittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.5 Baltic moderately exposed circalittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.913 Baltic stony bottoms of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.916 Baltic peat bottoms of the sublittoral zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.912 Baltic solid bedrock of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.914 Baltic hard clay bottoms of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.915 Baltic Mytilus edulis beds in the aphotic zone of the Baltic overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.911 Baltic soft rock bottoms of the aphotic zone overlap
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.911 Baltic soft rock bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.913 Baltic stony bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.916 Baltic peat bottoms of the sublittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.912 Baltic solid bedrock of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.914 Baltic hard clay bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.915 Baltic Mytilus edulis beds in the aphotic zone of the Baltic same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.95 Baltic hard clay bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.96 Baltic Mytilus edulis beds in the aphotic zone of the Baltic same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.92 Baltic soft rock bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.94 Baltic stony bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.97 Baltic peat bottoms of the sublittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.93 Baltic solid bedrock of the aphotic zone same
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