Macaronesian lava tubes

English name: Macaronesian lava tubes

Description (English)

Lava tubes of of the Azores, the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands. The very large tube created by the volcano La Corona of Lanzarote harbours unique communities of invertebrates, in particular, the decapod crustacean Munidopsis polymorpha, endemic to that locality, and several crustaceans of the genus Speleonectes.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H1.42
Bern Convention Included in a Resolution 4 habitat type at a higher level (H1)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Invertebrates Munidopsis polymorpha
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Munidopsis polymorpha Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 66.52 Macaronesian lava tubes source
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H1.42 Macaronesian lava tubes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H1.42 Macaronesian lava tubes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H1.42 Macaronesian lava tubes same
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