EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MA1 - Littoral rock > MA15 - Mediterranean littoral rock > MA153 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean upper mediolittoral rock > MA1534 - Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp.

Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp.

Description (English)

This association is characterised by a continuous belt of the red algae species Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp. Lithophyllum papillosum is a crust-forming species found with Lithophyllum byssoides.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA1534
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Algae Lithophyllum byssoides
Algae Lithophyllum papillosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Lithophyllum byssoides Algae
Lithophyllum papillosum Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A1.134 Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp. same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.134 Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp. same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.134 Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp. same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.134 Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp. same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.134 Association with Lithophyllum papillosum and Polysiphonia spp. same
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