High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores

English name: High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores

Description (English)

Sea-cliffs and their associated features, rocky shores and isolated seaside rocks of the High Arctic seas bordering middle and northern Greenland, Spitzbergen, Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands, Wrangel Island and the northern Siberian mainland from the north coast of the Yamal peninsula eastwards. Together with floating ice (unit A8.1), they constitute the main hauling-out places for Odobenus rosmarus. Fulmarus glacialis, Larus glaucoides, Larus hyperboreus, Cepphus grylle, Plautus alle, Uria lomvia, Branta bernicla are among characteristic bird species.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.21

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Birds Branta bernicla
Birds Cepphus grylle
Birds Fulmarus glacialis
Birds Larus glaucoides
Birds Larus hyperboreus
Mammals Odobenus rosmarus
Birds Plautus alle
Birds Uria lomvia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Branta bernicla Brent Goose Birds
Cepphus grylle Black Guillemot Birds
Fulmarus glacialis Fulmar Birds
Larus glaucoides Iceland Gull Birds
Larus hyperboreus Glaucous Gull Birds
Odobenus rosmarus Walrus Mammals
Plautus alle Birds
Uria lomvia Brünnich's Guillemot Birds

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 18.11 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B3.21 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.21 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B3.21 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B3.21 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B3.21 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B7.11 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 18.11 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 18.11 High Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 18.11   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 18.11   same
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