Barren Macaronesian lava flows
Lava flows, fields, dykes, necks, domes, cones of the Azores, the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands, unvegetated, occupied by usually discontinuous communities dominated by algae, lichens or mosses, sometimes colonized by very sparse vascular plants. Barren lava fields of Fuerteventura, Lobos and Lanzarote are the main habitat of the endemic and vulnerable Canary Shrew, Crocidura canariensis.
Source: EUNIS habitat classification
|EUNIS habitat type||code H6.242|
|Bern Convention||Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H6)|