EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MD5 - Offshore circalittoral sand > MD53 - Baltic offshore circalittoral sand > MD531 - Baltic offshore circalittoral sand characterized by macroscopic epibenthic biotic structures

Baltic offshore circalittoral sand characterized by macroscopic epibenthic biotic structures

Description (English)

Baltic offshore bottoms in the aphotic zone, below halocline/pycnoclinewith 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 MD531

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) A5.273 Baltic sandy bottoms of the aphotic zone narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.273 Baltic sandy bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.721 Baltic sandy bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.721 Baltic sandy bottoms of the aphotic zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.74 Baltic sandy bottoms of the aphotic zone same
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