HELCOM RED LIST Biotope Expert Team
Baltic bottoms in the photic zone with more than 10 %, but less than 90 % coverage of both hard and soft substrata. No perennial attached erect group has a coverage ≥ 10 %. Stable aggregations of unattached perennial vegetation covers at least 10 %, out of which Fucus spp.(dwarf form) constitutes at least 50 % of the biovolume.
range: >4.5 psu; Exposure range: sheltered; Depth range: photic zone to
about 5 meters.
Fucus vesiculosus dwarf form (synonym f.pygmaea)
from coasts of Sweden and Germany
2.8 Mixed sediment bottoms
2.8.2 Sublittoral photic zone
22.214.171.124 Dominated by macrophyte vegetation
A5 Sublittoral sediment
A5.5 Sublittoral macrophyte-dominated sediment
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This biotope has been listed as Endangered (EN) in the HELCOM Red List of Baltic Sea biotopes and habitats.
See the Biotope Information Sheet of AA.M1Q2