Facies with Patella and Chthamalus

Description (English)

Upper mediolittoral rocks during the summer when algae have disappeared due to desiccation. Characteristic species are Chthamalus montagui, Chthamalus stellatus and Patella rustica.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA1535
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

Invertebrates Chthamalus montagui
Invertebrates Chthamalus stellatus
Invertebrates Patella rustica
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Chthamalus montagui Invertebrates
Chthamalus stellatus Invertebrates
Patella rustica Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A1.13 Mediterranean and Black Sea communities of upper mediolittoral rock narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.13 Mediterranean communities of upper mediolittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.13 Mediterranean communities of the upper mediolittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.13 Communities of the upper mediolittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.13 Biocenosis of the upper mediolittoral rock same
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