Baltic offshore circalittoral mixed bottoms characterized by epibenthic chordates

Description (English)

Baltic offshore bottoms in the aphotic zone, below halocline/pycnocline with 10- 90 % coverage of hard (rock/boulders/stone) and 10-90 % soft substrata (e.g. muddy/coarse sediment/sand). Sessile/semi-sessile epibenthic chordates cover at least 10 % of the seabed and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Depth is typically from 20 to 100 meters.Characteristic species Ascidiacea: Dendrodoa grossularia, Molgula spp

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MD4312

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

History

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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