EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MB1 - Infralittoral rock > MB15 - Mediterranean infralittoral rock > MB151 - Biocenosis of Mediterranean infralittoral algae > MB1512 - Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides

Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides

Description (English)

The association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides is characteristic of the higher infralittoral area (near the surface up to 2 meters down) where it lives in the photophilous biotopes where there is strong wave action. It is found in biotopes where the water is cooled by the rising of deep water.
On the European Atlantic coast and that of Morocco in the Strait of Gibraltar, Cystoseira tamariscifolia constitutes an autonomous association. Saccorhiza polyschides also exists, with Laminaria ochroleuca in detritic bottoms between 45 and 85 meters down.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB1512
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 Cystoseira tamariscifolia
Algae Laminaria ochroleuca
Algae Saccorhiza polyschides
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cystoseira tamariscifolia Algae
Laminaria ochroleuca Algae
Saccorhiza polyschides Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A3.234 Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.234 Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.254 Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.254 Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.254 Association with Cystoseira tamariscifolia and Saccorhiza polyschides same
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