Atlantic low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores

English name: Atlantic low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores

Description (English)

Sea-cliffs, cliff-faces, ledges and caves, rocky shores and isolated seaside rocks of the Low Arctic region of the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, in southern Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Bear Island, northern Scandinavia, northwestern mainland Russia, southern and middle Novaya Zemlya. They constitute the principal breeding, resting or feeding areas of multitudes of seabirds and sea-mammals during at least part of the year.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.22

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
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 18.12 Atlantic Low 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 B3.22 Atlantic low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.22 Atlantic low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B3.22 Atlantic low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B3.22 Atlantic low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B3.22 Atlantic Low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B7.12 Atlantic Low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 18.12 Atlantic Low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 18.12 Atlantic Low Arctic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 18.12   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 18.12   same
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