EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC2 - Circalittoral biogenic habitat > MC23 - Baltic circalittoral biogenic habitat > MC233 - Baltic circalittoral shell gravel bottoms > MC2335 - Baltic circalittoral shell gravel characterized by macroscopic infaunal biotic structures

Baltic circalittoral shell gravel characterized by macroscopic infaunal biotic structures

Description (English)

Baltic circalittoral bottoms in the aphotic zone. Macroscopic infauna present, no epibenthic macrofauna.
Physical environment
Substrate is shell gravel. Appears mostly in high energy exposure areas.
Geographic range
Southern part of Baltic Sea, the Sound, Kattegat

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC2335
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 A5.144 Baltic shell gravel bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.731 Baltic shell gravel bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.731 Baltic shell gravel bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.75 Baltic shell gravel bottoms of the aphotic zone same
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