EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A2 - Littoral sediment > A2.5 - Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbeds > A2.54 - Low-mid saltmarshes > A2.542 - Atlantic lower shore communities

Atlantic lower shore communities

English name: Atlantic lower shore communities

Description (English)

Communities of the lower part of the coastal saltmarshes of the Atlantic and its connected seas codominated by Puccinellia maritima and other physiognomically important species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.542
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A2.5)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Puccinellia maritima
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Puccinellia maritima Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 15.32 Atlantic lower schorre communities source
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.1. Salt marshes n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.07.02.02 Coastal wetlands and meadows: meadows / pastures: lower meadows narrower
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.3.1 Common Salt Marsh grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.3.1a Pelvetia canaliculata-variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.3 Lower geolittoral vegetation n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.2.3.4 Sea-purslane type n/a
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM26 Inula crithmoides stands overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM12 Rayed Aster tripolium stands narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM11 Aster tripolium var. discoideus salt-marsh community narrower
National Vegetation Classification (UK) SM10 Transitional low marsh vegetation with Puccinellia maritima, annual Salicornia species and Sueda maritima narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.542 Atlantic lower shore communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.642 Atlantic lower shore communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.642 Atlantic lower shore communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.642 Atlantic lower shore communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.622 Atlantic lower schorre communities same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B3.32 Atlantic lower schorre communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 15.32 Atlantic lower schorre communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 15.32 Atlantic lower schorre communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 15.32   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 15.32   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 15.32   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 15.132   same
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