EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > C - Inland surface waters > C1 - Surface standing waters > C1.1 - Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools

Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools

English name: Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools

Description (English)

Waterbodies with a low nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) content, mostly acid (pH 4-6). Includes oligotrophic waters of medium or high pH, e.g. calcareous and basic unpolluted nutrient-poor lakes and pools, which are rare in much of Europe and noted as a habitat of charophytes (C1.14). Excludes peaty, dystrophic waters (C1.4). Because of the low nutrient status, beds of vascular plants, including Callitriche spp., Potamogeton spp. and isoetids Isoeto-Nanojuncetea are often sparse and open.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C1.1
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
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
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
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
Sphagno-Utricularion T. Müller et Görs 1960 Vegetation of bladderwort and peat-moss communities of oligotrophic and dystrophic peaty water pools of Europe Scorpidio-Utricularion minoris Pietsch 1965; Utricularion intermedio-minoris Passarge 1978; Utricularion intermedio-minoris (T. Müller et Görs 1960) Julve 1993; Utricularion Den Hartog et Segal 1964 p.p. 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

Species mentioned in habitat description

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Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.15 Lime-rich oligo-mesotrophic waterbodies narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 22.11 Lime-deficient oligotrophic waterbodies narrower
CORINE Land Cover 5.1.2. Water bodies n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 04.01.02.03 Coastal lakes: freshwater: oligotrophic narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 G13 Standing water: oligotrophic same
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 1.1 Eaux calmes wider
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 8212000 Horské jazero n/a
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 8211000 Vysokohorské jazero n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 C1.1 Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 C1.1 Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 C1.1 Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 C1.1 Permanent oligotrophic lakes, ponds and pools same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 C1.11 Lime-deficient oligotrophic water bodies same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 C1.11 Lime-deficient oligotrophic water bodies same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 22.15 Includes Lime-rich oligo-mesotrophic waterbodies narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 22.11 Includes Lime-deficient oligotrophic waterbodies narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 22.11 Lime-deficient oligotrophic waterbodies narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 22.15 Lime-rich oligo-mesotrophic waterbodies narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 22.11   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 22.15   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 22.15   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 22.11   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 22.15   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 22.11   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 22.11   narrower
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