EUNIS habitat classification

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Created 26 May 2014 Published 26 May 2014 Last modified 09 Nov 2017
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The EUNIS habitat classification is a comprehensive pan-European system to facilitate the harmonised description and collection of data across Europe through the use of criteria for habitat identification. It is hierarchical and covers all types of habitat types from natural to artificial, from terrestrial to freshwater and marine.

European data

EUNIS habitat classification 2007

The full list of EUNIS habitats (2007): codes, scientific names and revised descriptions. The EUNIS habitat descriptions were revised in 2012. The revisions are mostly replacing Palaearctic or UK Marine habitat classification codes used in habitat descriptions at levels 5 and below with their EUNIS classification equivalents.


Documents about the EUNIS habitat classification


Additional information

Cross-walks between the EUNIS habitat classification and other hierarchies (e.g. Habitats Directive Annex I habitat types or Corine land cover classes) are available from the Documents tab.

The EUNIS habitat classification is also available in:

French (translation not by the EEA)

Terrestrial habitats

Marine habitats volume 1 : habitats littoraux

Marine habitats volume 2 : Habitats subtidaux et complexes d’habitats

Italian (translation not by the EEA)

Habitats according to the Eunis nomenclature: manual of classification for the Italian reality


Habitat checklists based on the EUNIS habitat classification developed at the national level:

Official checklist for habitats present in Spain


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