Troglobiont invertebrate caves

Description (English)

Caves harbouring communities that include no troglobiont amphibians or fish, but include troglobiont invertebrates, limited worldwide to a relatively small number of species belonging to a limited number of groups, and including remarkable relict species. In the Palaearctic region, the majority are situated in the northern Mediterranean basin and the peri-Pontic region. Gastropoda, Opiliones, Chilopoda (Lithobiidae), Collembol, Coleoptera (Bathysciinae and Trechinae subfamilies) among the terrestrial faunas, Turbellaria, Gastropoda and Urodela, among the aquatic faunas, are characteristic of their communities, and essentially restricted to caves of temperate regions.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code U113

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
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) H1.23 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H1.23 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H1.23 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H1.23 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H1.23 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H1.23 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H1.21 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 65.4 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 65.4 Troglobiont invertebrate caves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 65.4   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 65.4   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 65.4   same
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