EUNIS habitat classification 2012 amended 2019 > A - Marine habitats > A4 - Circalittoral rock and other hard substrata > A4.2 - Atlantic and Mediterranean moderate energy circalittoral rock > A4.26 - Mediterranean coralligenous communities moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action

Mediterranean coralligenous communities moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action

English name: Mediterranean coralligenous communities moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action

Description (English)

This habitat is present in the Mediterranean on hard rocky and/or biogenic horizontal substrata formed by coralligenous formations developed within sedimentary beds that are well supplied by currents, up to 100 metres in depth, in clear waters with moderate hydrodynamic action. Coralligenous concretions are found on rock faces or on rocks where calcareous algae can build biogenic constructions.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A4.26
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (A4)

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 11.251 Corallogenic concretions wider
CORINE Land Cover 5.2.3. Sea and ocean n/a
Barcelona Convention 199812 IV.3.1. Coralligenous biocenosis wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.26 Mediterranean coralligenous communities moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.6A Mediterranean coralligenous communities moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.6A Coralligenous communities moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.6A Coralligenous biocenosis moderately exposed to hydrodynamic action same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.251 Corallogenic concretions wider
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