Association with Cystoseira sauvageauana

Description (English)

This association is characterised by the brown alga Cystoseira sauvageauana. It is found in very sheltered superficial photophilous biotopes (from 0 to 1 meter) and around 15 meters into the Posidonia meadow. It forms dense prairies that cover, as substratum, a well developed sciaphilous population. In the eastern Mediterranean, it is replaced by its vicarian Cystoseira spinosa v. tenuior.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MB151J
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 spinosa
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Cystoseira spinosa Algae

Other classifications

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

History

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