Athalassic saline lakes

English name: Inland saline lakes

Description (English)

Athalassic (inland), permanent or temporary, brackish, saline or hypersaline waterbodies and their associated animal, charophyte, green algal or lower algal pelagic and benthic communities. The macrophytic, euhydrophytic based communities that colonize them are separately listed (unit C1.52), the macrophytic amphibious communities and the terrestrial communities that may develop during dry phases or in drying and dried portions as units of D6.1or E6, fringing belts or island rafts of rooted or floating tall emergent vegetation as units C3.2112 or D6.2.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C1.51
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (C1.5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 23.1 Athalassic saline lakes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C1.51 Athalassic saline lakes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C1.51 Athalassic saline lakes same
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