Baltic offshore offshore circalittoral mixed bottoms characterized by sparse epibentic biotic structures

Description (English)

Baltic offshore bottoms in the aphotic zone, below halocline/pycnocline with less than 90% coverage of a certain substrate type. Mixed substrates comprise any proportion of mix of any substrate type of soft/mobile and/or hard/non-mobile substrates. Coverage of sessile macroscopic epifauna is <10%.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MD2333
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

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A5.45 Deep circalittoral mixed sediments narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.45 Deep mixed sediments same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.75 Animal communities of deep circalittoral mixed sediment bottoms same
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