Estuarine, intertidal, mixed coarse, lagoon, eulittoral

This habitat category refers to small, very protected beach areas in largely-enclosed inlets. No surveys have been done in such habitats.

Habitat attributes

Class ID: 
Class name: 
Estuarine, intertidal, mixed coarse, lagoon, eulittoral
16.0 km (in WA)
Primary substrate: 
Secondary substrate: 
Tertiary substrate: 
Substrate stability: 
Semi-stable surface features
Substrate key details: 
Some stable surface features (cobbles)
Wave exposure: 
Protected, Very protected
Blue book classes: 
[No class in 1990 publication]
Map/survey site examples: 
Small very protected areas in South Sound inlets
Fish sampling sites: 
Diagnostic species: 
  • Neotrypaea californiensis
  • Crassostrea gigas
  • Zostera marina
  • Gasterosteus aculeatus
  • Cottus asper
Species notes: