Habitat types key navigation

You can use the 'key navigation' function to identify a specific habitat by answering a set of questions. Starting from first question to next questions you select one of the possible answers. Here are samples of possible answers:
  • No ( 002 ) - Leading to question named '002'
  • Yes [ G ] - Leading to another questions subset of level G
  • No Factsheet icon[ E6 ] - Links directly to factsheet for E6
Additionally the diagram may be used for reference.

Category : (C )Inland surface waters
Diagram : Diagram icon

Question i :   Shallow water with water-fringing emergent vegetation, periodically inundated or high humidity shores?
   Periodically inundated shores adjacent to surface water habitats (without vegetation or with ephemeral or amphibious herbs), littoral zones with high humidity which may be due to steam or spray, or narrow (< 5 m wide) bands of permanent water fringing emergent vegetation (path = Yes) are separated from the fully aquatic components of waterbodies (path = No). Note that temporary streams with no defined boundaries, completely covered by littoral-type vegetation follow path = Yes. Note also that sedge or reed beds normally without free-standing water are categorised under D5.
Yes Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category C3 C3 ] No (Question ii )

Question ii :   Standing or running water?
   Is the waterbody standing (with no perceptible flow such as lakes, ponds, or extremely slow-moving parts of rivers etc.); or running (with perceptible flow, such as rivers, streams, springs, etc.)? Note that standing waters include semi-natural canals, temporary standing waters and seasonally dry lake beds; running waters include temporary or intermittent streams.
standing Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category C1 C1 ] running Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category C2 C2 ]

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