Association with Potamogeton pectinatus

English name: Association with Potamogeton pectinatus

Description (English)

Low and variable salinity infralittoral mud with beds of Potamogeton pectinatus. Other associated species are broadly similar to that of unit A5.5343, with blankets of filamentous green algae such as Enteromorpha intestinalis, Cladophora liniformis and Rhizoclonium riparium. The grazing gastropod Potamopyrgus antipodarum is found in this biotope and juvenile Mytilus edulis have been observed settled on Potamogeton leaves and amongst the algae. The nationally scarce charaphyte Lamprothamnium papulosum may be found to some extent in this biotope but more often in neighbouring habitats (see Plaza & Sanderson 1997). Mysids, trout (Salmo trutta), and sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus can be found swimming amongst the vegetation. Mya arenaria may be found in some examples of this biotope, but the infaunal component of this biotope requires further investigation but is likely to contain oligochaetes, Arenicola marina, Corophium volutator and Gammarus spp.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A5.542
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A5)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Arenicola marina
Algae Cladophora liniformis
Invertebrates Corophium volutator
Algae Enteromorpha intestinalis
Fishes Gasterosteus aculeatus
Algae Lamprothamnium papulosum
Invertebrates Mya arenaria
Invertebrates Mytilus edulis
Flowering Plants Potamogeton pectinatus
Invertebrates Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Algae Rhizoclonium riparium
Fishes Salmo trutta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Arenicola marina Invertebrates
Cladophora liniformis Algae
Corophium volutator Invertebrates
Enteromorpha intestinalis Algae
Gasterosteus aculeatus Fishes
Lamprothamnium papulosum Algae
Mya arenaria Invertebrates
Mytilus edulis Invertebrates
Potamogeton pectinatus Flowering Plants
Potamopyrgus antipodarum Invertebrates
Rhizoclonium riparium Algae
Salmo trutta Fishes

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Barcelona Convention 199812 III.1.1.3. Association with Potamogeton pectinatus source
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.2. Estuaries n/a
Marine Habitat Classification Britain/Ireland 0405 SS.SMp.Ang.NVC A12 <I>Potamogeton pectinatus</I> community overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A5.542 Association with Potamogeton pectinatus same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A4.552 Association with Potamogeton pectinatus same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A4.552 Association with Potamogeton pectinatus same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A4.552 Association with Potamogeton pectinatus same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) IMU.Ang.NVC.A12 Potamogeton pectinatus community same
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