Association with Cystoseira crinitophylla

Description (English)

This association is characterised by the brown alga Cystoseira crinitophylla. Cystoseira crinitophylla was first thought to be an endemic of the Adriatic, but has been found more or less throughout the Mediterranean, always associated with other Cystoseiras in the upper infralittoral. It has been sighted in the Gulf of Trieste (as Cystoseira crinita) in the association with Cystoseiretum barbatae, with Cystoseira barbatula in the Aegean Sea, with Cystoseira crinita or Cystoseira brachycarpa in Corsica, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the Strait of Sicily, and in the Ionian Sea. What could be meant is a stenotherm sciaphilous morphotype of a group of species (Cystoseira crinita, Cystoseira pelagosae, Cystoseira crinitophylla) in an advanced state of speciation. It is thought that the association with Cystoseira crinitophylla can be considered to be a facies found in turbid water whose temperature is not above 18

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB151H

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Algae Cystoseira barbatula
Algae Cystoseira brachycarpa
Algae Cystoseira crinita
Algae Cystoseira crinitophylla
Algae Cystoseira pelagosae
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cystoseira barbatula Algae
Cystoseira brachycarpa Algae
Cystoseira crinita Algae
Cystoseira crinitophylla Algae
Cystoseira pelagosae Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A3.23B Association with Cystoseira crinitophylla same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A3.23B Association with Cystoseira crinitophylla same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.25B Association with Cystoseira crinitophylla same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.25B Association with Cystoseira crinitophylla same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.25B Association with Cystoseira crinitophylla same
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