Facies with Cladocora caespitosa

Description (English)

This facies is characterised by the abundance of the Mediterranean coral Cladocora caespitosa. It exists from very superficial water (in the little bowls in the vermetid platforms) to as much as about 50 meters down in both sheltered and rough biotopes. It can withstand slightly lower salinity, as in the northern Adriatic. It can also be found in both relatively warm (25

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB151E
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 Cladocora caespitosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cladocora caespitosa Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A3.238 Facies with Cladocora caespitosa same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.238 Facies with Cladocora caespitosa same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.258 Facies with Cladocora caespitosa same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.258 Facies with Cladocora caespitosa same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.258 Facies with Cladocora caespitosa same
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