HELCOM RED LIST Biotope Expert Team
Baltic photic zone bottoms with at least 90 % coverage of rock or boulders. Epibenthic moss animals cover at least 10% of the seabed, and more than other perennial attached erect groups. Out of the attached epibenthic moss animals, Flustra foliaceae constitutes at least 50 % in volume or biomass.
Substrate is rock and/or boulders.
Diversity, abundance and biomass of fauna.
Southern Baltic Sea
HELCOM 1998: 126.96.36.199.1 Sublittoral level soft rock bottoms with little or no macrophyte vegetation 188.8.131.52.1 Sublittoral level stony bottoms with little or no macrophyte vegetation EUNIS 2012: A3.4 : Baltic exposed infralittoral rock A3.5 : Baltic moderately exposed infralittoral rock A3.6 : Baltic sheltered infralittoral rock
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This biotope has been listed as Near Threatened (NT) in the HELCOM Red List of Baltic Sea biotopes and habitats.
See the Biotope Information Sheet of AA.A1H2