EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC1 - Circalittoral rock > MC13 - Baltic ciralittoral rock > MC136 - Baltic ciralittoral rock and boulders characterized by epibenthic sponges

Baltic ciralittoral rock and boulders characterized by epibenthic sponges

Description (English)

Baltic circalittoral bottoms in the aphotic zone with at least 90 % coverage of rock, boulders or stones of more than 63 mm in diameter. Sessile/semi-sessile epibenthic sponges cover at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups.
Physical environment
Substrate is rock and boulders. Depth is typically 20 meters and deeper.
Characteristic species
Ephydatia fluviatilis
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC136
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

Invertebrates Ephydatia fluviatilis
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ephydatia fluviatilis Invertebrates

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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