EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MD6 - Offshore circalittoral mud > MD63 - Baltic offshore circalittoral mud > MD639 - Baltic offshore circalittoral soft anthropogenically created substrates

Baltic offshore circalittoral soft anthropogenically created substrates

Description (English)

Baltic offshore bottoms in the aphotic zone, below halocline/pycnoclin with at least 90 % coverage of anthropogenic origin, includes underwater constructions, dredged holes and spoil grounds. Soft substrates dominate.
Physical environment
Salinity range: all; exposure range from sheltered to exposed; depth range aphotic zone.
Geographic range
Whole Baltic Sea

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MD639

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) A5.37 Deep circalittoral mud narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.37 Deep circalittoral mud same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.74 Animal communities of deep circalittoral muddy bottoms same
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