EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MD5 - Offshore circalittoral sand > MD53 - Baltic offshore circalittoral sand

Baltic offshore circalittoral sand

Description (English)

Baltic offshore bottoms in the aphotic zone, below halocline/pycnocline 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 MD53

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) A5.27 Deep circalittoral sand narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.27 Deep circalittoral sand same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.72 Animal communities of deep circalittoral sandy bottoms same
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