EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB12 - Atlantic infralittoral rock > MB126 - Faunal communities on variable or reduced salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock > MB1262 - Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock

Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity Atlantic infralittoral rock

Description (English)

Shallow sublittoral rock in the upper estuary of one of the south-west inlets (Tamar) with very high turbidity and therefore no seaweeds. The brackish-water hydroid Cordylophora caspia and small colonies of the encrusting bryozoan Electra crustulenta and a few Balanus crenatus characterise this biotope. More information required to validate this description.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB1262
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 Balanus crenatus
Invertebrates Cordylophora caspia
Invertebrates Electra crustulenta
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Balanus crenatus Invertebrates
Cordylophora caspia Invertebrates
Electra crustulenta Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A3.362 Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced 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 A3.362 Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.322 Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.322 Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.322 Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock same
MNCR BioMar 97.06 (Britain & Ireland) SIR.EstFa.CorEle Cordylophora caspia and Electra crustulenta on reduced salinity infralittoral rock same
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