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Temporary running waters

English name: Temporary running waters

Description (English)

Watercourses that cease to flow for part of the year, leaving a dry bed or pools. Habitats of the dry phase are treated under C3.5, C3.6 and C3.7. Vegetation communities may be of Paspalo-Agrostidion, Parvopotamion or Sparganio-Glycerion fluitantis.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C2.5
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Glycerio-Sparganion Br.-Bl. et Sissingh in Boer 1942 Herbland vegetation along small freshwater streams and in shallow water bodies of temperate Europe Phalarido-Glycerion maximae Passarge 1964 p.p.; Apion nodiflori Segal in Westhoff et Den Held 1969; Glycerion Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1943; Nasturtio-Veronicion beccabungae Borhidi 2001; Sparganio-Glycerion Br.-Bl. et Sissingh in Boer 1942 nom. invers. propos.; Glycerion fluitantis Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1987; Nasturtion officinalis Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1987; Rorippion nasturtii-aquatici Géhu et Géhu-Franck 1987 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Paspalo-Agrostion semiverticillati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 Summer-annual pioneer vegetation of periodically flooded subsaline nutrient-rich river alluvia of the Mediterranean of Europe and North Africa Paspalo-Polypogonion viridis Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos.; Paspalo-Polypogonion semiverticillati Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1952 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Elytrigio-Aeluropodion Ageleulov et Golub in Golub 1995 Halophilous alluvial temporary flooded grassland swards in semi-desert zone of lower Ural River valley Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 24.16 Intermittent streams same
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes not defined
Ramsar Wetland Types N Seasonal/intermittent/irregular rivers/streams/creeks same
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M30 Related vegetation of seasonally-inundated habitats overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 1.2.5 Eau temporaire same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C2.5 Temporary running waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C2.5 Temporary running waters (wet phase) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C2.5 Temporary running waters (wet phase) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C2.5 Temporary running waters (wet phase) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C2.4 Water column of temporary running waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 C2.4 Temporary flowing waters same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 24.16 Intermittent streams same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 24.16 Intermittent streams same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 24.16   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 24.16   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 24.16   same
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