EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > B - Coastal habitats > B2 - Coastal shingle > B2.1 - Shingle beach driftlines > B2.13 - Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region

Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region

English name: Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region

Description (English)

Very open, low formations of annuals and perennials of Mediterranean, thermo-Atlantic and Black Sea gravel and shingle beaches, occupying accumulations of drift material, sandy gravels and gravels rich in nitrogenous organic matter; characteristic are Cakile maritima ssp. aegyptiaca, Cakile maritima ssp. euxina, Enarthrocarpus arcuatus, Matthiola sinuata, Matthiola tricuspidata, Salsola kali, Atriplex spp., Polygonum spp., Euphorbia peplis, Euphorbia paralias, Glaucium flavum, Eryngium maritimum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B2.13
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (B2.1)
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 Enarthrocarpus arcuatus
Flowering Plants Eryngium maritimum
Flowering Plants Euphorbia paralias
Flowering Plants Euphorbia peplis
Flowering Plants Glaucium flavum
Flowering Plants Matthiola sinuata
Flowering Plants Matthiola tricuspidata
Flowering Plants Salsola kali
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Enarthrocarpus arcuatus Flowering Plants
Eryngium maritimum Flowering Plants
Euphorbia paralias Flowering Plants
Euphorbia peplis Flowering Plants
Glaucium flavum Flowering Plants
Matthiola sinuata Flowering Plants
Matthiola tricuspidata Flowering Plants
Salsola kali Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 17.23 Tethyan gravel beach communities source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B2.13 Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B2.13 Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B2.13 Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B2.13 Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B2.13 Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B6.13 Gravel beach communities of the mediterranean region same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 17.23 Tethyan gravel beach communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 17.23 Tethyan gravel beach communities same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 17.23   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 17.23   same
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