AE Baltic Sea aphotic pelagic


HELCOM RED LIST Biotope Expert Team

Physical environment

Salinity range: All; Exposure range: All; Depth range: usually from 80 meters.

Geographic range

Whole Baltic Sea, Baltic Proper

Correspondence with other classification systems

HELCOM 1998:

1. Offshore (deep) waters

1.1.2 Below the halocline

HELCOM 2007:

Offshore (deep) waters below the halocline

  • habitat under threat and/or in decline in all areas of occurrence

  • Åland Sea, Archipelago Sea, Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Riga, The Northern Baltic Proper, Western Gotland Basin, Eastern Gotland Sea, The Southern Baltic Proper, The Gulf of Gdansk, Bay of Mecklenburg, Kiel Bay, Little Belt, The Sound, Kattegat

EUNIS 2012:

A7 Pelagic water column