Facies with Pollicipes pollicipes

Description (English)

This facies, very rare in the western Mediterranean, is characterised by an aggregation of Pollicipes pollicipes on steep rocky walls in areas of pure water and extremely rough waters with waves breaking. Its upper surface may emerge a few decimeters above the middle sea level. It is particularly hard to see, rarely mentioned, and ill known.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MA1541
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 Pollicipes pollicipes
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Pollicipes pollicipes Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A1.142 Facies with Pollicipes cornucopiae same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.142 Facies with Pollicipes cornucopiae same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.142 Facies with Pollicipes cornucopiae same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.142 Facies with Pollicipes cornucopiae same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.142 Facies with Pollicipes cornucopiae same
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