EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > H - Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats > H1 - Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies

Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies

English name: Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies

Description (English)

Natural caves, cave systems, underground waters and subterranean interstitial spaces. Caves and their associated waters harbour varied, but paucispecific, communities of animals, fungi and algae that are restricted to them (troglobiont organisms), or are physiologically and ecologically capable of conducting their entire life cycle within them (troglophile organisms), or are dependent on them for part of the life cycle (subtroglophile organisms). Underground waters not associated with caves (stygon) and interstitial spaces harbour distinctive faunas.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H1
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 65 Caves same
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 I1 Natural rock exposure overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 16 Inland rock wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 1.4 Eaux souterraines narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3.5 Grottes et cavernes obscures narrower
Biotopes of the Czech Republic 2001 S3 JESKYNĚ (Caves) same
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 1110000 Skalný previs výklenok (abri) n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 1100000 Jaskynný útvar n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 1140000 Priepast n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H1 Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H1 Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H1 Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H1 Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems, passages and waterbodies same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H1 Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems and water bodies same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H1 Terrestrial underground caves, cave systems and water bodies same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 65 Part of Caves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 65 Part of Caves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 65   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 65   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 65   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 65   same
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