Submerged or partially submerged sea caves
Caves situated under the sea or opened to it, at least at high tide, including partially submerged sea caves. Their bottom and sides harbour communities of marine invertebrates and algae.
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 8330)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Marine Atlantic - Unknown|
|Marine Baltic - Unknown|
|Marine Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Marine Macaronesian - Unknown|
|Marine Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||425 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Natura 2000 sites
Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites
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Mentioned in the following international legal instruments and agreements
Relation to habitat classifications
|Classification||Code||Habitat type name||Relationship type|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||A4.71||Communities of circalittoral caves and overhangs||overlap|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||A1.44||Communities of littoral caves and overhangs||overlap|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||A4.7||Features of circalittoral rock||overlap|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||A3.7||Features of infralittoral rock||overlap|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||A1.4||Features of littoral rock||overlap|
|EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711||A3.71||Robust faunal cushions and crusts in surge gullies and caves||overlap|