EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > C - Inland surface waters > C1 - Surface standing waters > C1.6 - Temporary lakes, ponds and pools

Temporary lakes, ponds and pools

English name: Temporary lakes, ponds and pools

Description (English)

Freshwater lakes, ponds, pools, or parts of such freshwater bodies that become periodically dry, with their associated animal and algal pelagic and benthic communities. Habitats of the dry phase are listed under C3.5, C3.6 and 3.7.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C1.6
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Lythrion tribracteati Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. ex Rivas Goday 1970 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation in long-lasting temporary summer pools of inland Iberian Peninsula Lythrion tribracteati Rivas Goday et Rivas-Mart. 1963 Schaminee et al, 2012
Cicendion (Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday et Borja 1961) Br.-Bl. 1967 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation herb-rich of oligotrophic temporarily flooded depressions of Western Mediterranean Cicendio-Solenopsion laurentiae S. Brullo et Minissalle 1998; Eu-Nanocyperion flavescentis (Koch 1926) Rivas Goday in Rivas Goday et Borja 1961 p.p. Schaminee et al, 2012
Ranunculion aquatilis Passarge 1964 Vegetation of crosswort rooted macrophyte communities of shallow stagnant freshwaters temperate Europe Callitricho-Batrachion Den Hartog et Segal 1964 p.p.; Lemno-Callitrichion Passarge 1992; Lemno-Callitrichion Passarge 1996; Ranunculion peltati Schaminée et al. 1990; Batrachion aquatilis Passarge 1964 nom. mut. propos. Schaminee et al, 2012
Isoëtion Br.-Bl. 1935 Pioneer ephemeral quillwort vegetation of temporary pools and seaonally wet depressions of Mediterranean Antinorio agrostideae-Isoetion velatae de Foucault 1988; Crassulo vaillantii-Lythrion borysthenici de Foucault 1988; Isoëtion Br.-Bl. 1931; Isoëtion duriei Br.-Bl. 1935 corr. O. de Bolòs et al. 1990; Isoëtion velatae Br.-Bl. 1935 corr. Rivas Goday 1970; Ophioglosso lusitanici-Isoëtion histricis de Foucault 1988; Serapiadion Aubert et Loisel 1972; Serapiadion cordigero-linguae de Foucault 2012 Schaminee et al, 2012
Subularion aquaticae Hadac 1971 Vegetation of Subularia- and Isoëtes-rich amphibious communities of oceanic North Europe and mountain areas of Central Europe and Central Balkans Isoëtion lacustris Nordhagen 1936; Subulario aquaticae-Isoëtion echinospori Pietsch 1977 corr. Rivas-Mart. et G. Navarro 1986; Subulario-Isoëtion Pietsch 1977 Schaminee et al, 2012
Lobelion dortmannae Vanden Berghen 1964 Temperate-boreal amphibious Lobelia and Isoëtes communities of nutrient-poor standing waters of oceanic Europe Littorellion uniflorae Koch ex Tx. 1937; Lobelio-Isoëtion Pietsch 1966; Ranunculion reptantis Tx. et al. in Dierßen 1972; Lobelio dortmannae-Isoëtion Pietsch 1965; Myriophyllo alternifolii-Lobelion dortmannae Tx. et Dierßen in Dierßen 1972 Schaminee et al, 2012
Preslion cervinae Br.-Bl. ex Moor 1936 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation of temporary pools on sandy soils of Central Mediterranean Menthion cervinae Br.-Bl. ex Moor 1936 nom. mut. propos.; Preslion cervinae Br.-Bl. 1931 Schaminee et al, 2012
Deschampsion litoralis Oberd. et Dierßen in Dierßen 1975 Pioneer vegetation of dry upper littoral of large low-altitude glacial lakes northern and southern rims of Alps Schaminee et al, 2012
Hyperico elodis-Sparganion Br.-Bl. et Tx. ex Oberd. 1957 Vegetation of amphibious plants in shallow mesotrophic waters on organic substrates in Atlantic region of Europe Eleocharition multicaulis Vanden Berghen 1969; Helodo-Sparganion Br.-Bl. et Tx. 1943 (orig. form); Hyperico-Juncion bulbosi Segal 1968; Baldellion repentis (Schaminée et Westhoff in Schaminée et al. 1992) Pietsch 1995; Elodo palustris-Sparganion Br.-Bl. et Tx. ex Oberd. 1957; Hydrocotylo vulgaris-Baldellion ranunculoidis Tx. et Dierßen in Dierßen 1973 (sensu Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011: 179); Hydrocotylo vulgaris-Baldellion ranunculoidis Tx. et Dierßen in Dierßen 1975; Hypericion elodis T. Müller et Görs 1960; Hyperico-Juncion bulbosi Pietsch 1971; Juncion bulbosi Segal 1968; Littorello-Eleocharition multicaulis Sjögren 1973; Samolo valerandi-Baldellion ranunculoidis Schaminée et Westhoff in Schaminée et al. 1992 Schaminee et al, 2012
Agrostion salmanticae Rivas Goday 1958 Pioneer ephemeral vegetation on acid sands in hollows (vallicares) of northwestern Iberian Peninsula Agrostion pourretii Rivas Goday 1958 nom. mut. propos.; Pre-Isoëtion Rivas Goday 1956 Schaminee et al, 2012
Littorellion uniflorae Koch ex Klika 1935 Vegetation of amphibious plants in fluctuating shallow oligothrophic and mesotrophic waters of temperate and boreal Europe Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch ex Dierßen 1975; Apio-Pilularion globuliferae Schoof van Pelt 1973; Elatini-Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1965; Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1967; Eu-Littorellion uniflorae (Koch 1926) Pietsch 1977; Littorellion Sauer 1937; Littorellion uniflorae Koch 1926; Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1965; Eleocharition acicularis Pietsch 1966; Littorellion uniflorae Malcuit 1929 Schaminee et al, 2012
Rorippion islandicae Béguin et Theurillat ined. Pioneer vegetation of cryoturbated loamy-sandy edges of high-altitude shallow oligotrophic glacial lakes inundated by snow-melt of Alps Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 62.34 Rock pavement and slab pools overlap
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.2 Temporary freshwater bodies same
CORINE Land Cover 5.1.2. Water bodies not defined
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 04.03 Temporary pools (incl. rock pools etc.) narrower
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 04.03.02 Temporary pools: freshwater pools narrower
Ramsar Wetland Types P Seasonal/intermittent freshwater lakes (over 8ha) overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) M30 Related vegetation of seasonally-inundated habitats overlap
National Vegetation Classification (UK) A21 Ranunculus baudotii community overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 1.1.0.2 Eau peu profonde (incl. mares temporaires) wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C1.6 Temporary lakes, ponds and pools same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C1.6 Temporary lakes, ponds and pools (wet phase) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C1.6 Temporary lakes, ponds and pools (wet phase) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C1.6 Temporary lakes, ponds and pools (wet phase) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C1.2 Water column of temporary standing waters same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 C1.2 Temporary standing waters same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 22.2 Temporary freshwater bodies same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 22.2 Temporary freshwater bodies same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 22.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 22.2   same
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