EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC5 - Circalittoral sand > MC53 - Baltic circalittoral sand > MC531 - Baltic circalittoral sand characterized by sparse epibenthic bivalves

Baltic circalittoral sand characterized by sparse epibenthic bivalves

Description (English)

Baltic circalittoral bottoms in the aphotic zone with at least 90 % coverage of sand. Sand has less than 20 % of mud/silt/clay fraction (<63

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC531
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Species mentioned in habitat description

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History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.26 Circalittoral muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.25 Circalittoral fine sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.27 Circalittoral muddy sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.27 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.28 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A4.71 Animal communities of circalittoral muddy sands same
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