EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB12 - Atlantic infralittoral rock > MB125 - Submerged fucoids, green or red seaweeds on low salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock > MB1254 - Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock

Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock

Description (English)

Permanently submerged lagoon fringes with dense communities of the wrack Fucus ceranoides and the green seaweed Enteromorpha spp. There is typically a very limited associated biota due to low salinity conditions, and may include the opossum shrimps Mysidae and the freshwater/brackish gastropod Potamopyrgus antipodarum.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB1254
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 Fucus ceranoides
Invertebrates Potamopyrgus antipodarum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Fucus ceranoides Algae
Potamopyrgus antipodarum Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A3.344 Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity infralittoral rock same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.344 Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.334 Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.334 Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.334 Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salinity infralittoral rock same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SIR.Lag.FcerEnt Fucus ceranoides and Enteromorpha spp. on low salintiy infralittoral rock same
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