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Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms

English name: Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms

Description (English)

Dominants are Eleocharis acicularis, Eleocharis parvula, Zostera spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A2.6
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Ruppion maritimae Br.-Bl. ex Westhoff in Bennema et al. 1943 Submerged rooted communities of brackish waters Althenio-Ruppion Den Hartog 1981; Eleocharition parvulae Segal 1965; Eleocharition parvulae Segal 1968; Riellion parvulae Cirujano et al. 1993; Ruppion cirrhosae Lovric in Lovric et Rac 1987; Ruppion maritimae Br.-Bl. 1931; Ruppion maritimae Br.-Bl. ex Br.-Bl. et al. 1952; Scirpion parvuli Segal 1968; Zannichellion pedunculatae Segal 1963 p.p.; Ruppion maritimae Br.-Bl. ex SoĆ³ 1947; Althenio-Ruppion Den Hartog 1985; Riellion helicophyllae Cirujano et al. ex Rivas-Mart. et al.1999; Ruppion maritimae Br.-Bl. et de Leeuw 1936 Schaminee et al, 2012
Zosterion marinae Br.-Bl. et Tx. ex Pignatti 1953 Vegetation perennial sea grass swards of sandy-muddy sea sublittoral zone of cold- and cool-temperate waters of Northern Hemisphere Zosterion balticum Luther 1951; Zosterion Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1943; Zosterion Christiansen 1934 Schaminee et al, 2012
Posidonion oceanicae Br.-Bl. ex Molinier 1960 Vegetation perennial sea grass swards of sandy-rocky sea sublittoral zones of warm-temperate waters of the Mediterranean Posidonion oceanicae Br.-Bl. 1933; Posidonion Br.-Bl. 1931; Posidonion oceanicae Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. al.al 1947; Posidonion oceanicae Br.-Bl. In Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Schaminee et al, 2012
Nanozosterion noltii Den Hartog all. nov. hoc loco Vegetation of short-lived sea grass swards of sandy-muddy sea sublittoral zone of cold- to warm-temperate waters of Northern and Southern Hemisphere Nanozosterion Den Hartog 2003 Schaminee et al, 2012
Cymodoceion nodosae Den Hartog ex Mucina all. nova. hoc loco Vegetation of eel-grass swards on muddy and sandy substrates of subtropical seas of sublittoral of Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea Cymodoceion nodosae Den Hartog 1976; Syringodio-Thalassion testidinum Borhidi 1996 (sensu Rivas-Martinez et al. 1999) Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.3. Intertidal flats n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 LS.LMp Littoral macrophyte-dominated sediment overlap
Barcelona Convention 199812 II.1.1.1. Association with halophytes same
Ramsar Wetland Types H Intertidal marshes wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H11 Intertidal: mud/sand overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H12 Intertidal: shingle/cobbles overlap
Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitats (UK) 33 Mudflats not defined
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A2.6 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by aquatic angiosperms same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A2.7 Littoral sediments dominated by macrophytes same
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