Ria de Aveiro

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code PTCON0061)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since August 2014
  • Country: Portugal
  • Administrative region: Centro (P) (PT16)
  • Surface area: 331 km2 (33127.49 ha)
  • Marine area: 7%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Atlantic biogeographical regions
  • It protects 12 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 25 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (12)
Species group Number
Amphibians 1
Fishes 6
Flowering Plants 2
Mammals 2
Reptiles 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 2170
1130 Estuaries 5494.36
1140 Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide 3199.14
1150 Coastal lagoons 0
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0
1310 Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand 208.32
1320 Spartina swards (Spartinion maritimae) 61.69
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 5242.48
1420 Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi) 5272.04
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 123.61
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 123.61
2130 Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation ('grey dunes') 205.54
2150 Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea) 1753.98
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 2.68
2190 Humid dune slacks 5.21
2270 Wooded dunes with Pinus pinea and/or Pinus pinaster 1753.98
2330 Inland dunes with open Corynephorus and Agrostis grasslands 1753.98
3150 Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition -type vegetation 9028.26
3280 Constantly flowing Mediterranean rivers with Paspalo-Agrostidion species and hanging curtains of Salix and Populus alba 68.97
4020 Temperate Atlantic wet heaths with Erica ciliaris and Erica tetralix 0
6420 Mediterranean tall humid grasslands of the Molinio-Holoschoenion 1.6
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) 2042.18
91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris) 0
9230 Galicio-Portuguese oak woods with Quercus robur and Quercus pyrenaica 9.62
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 103.85

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
August 2014
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update December 2015

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