EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC1 - Circalittoral rock > MC12 - Atlantic circalittoral rock > MC126 - Communities of Atlantic circalittoral caves and overhangs

Communities of Atlantic circalittoral caves and overhangs

Description (English)

Caves and overhanging rock in the circalittoral zone, away from significant influence of strong wave action (compare MB1-27). This habitat may be colonised by a wide variety of species, with sponges such as Dercitus bucklandi, anemones Parazoanthus spp. and the cup corals Caryophyllia inornatus, Hoplangia durotrix and others particularly characteristic.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC126
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 Dercitus bucklandi
Invertebrates Hoplangia durotrix
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Dercitus bucklandi Invertebrates
Hoplangia durotrix Invertebrates

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.71 Communities of circalittoral caves and overhangs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.715 Caves and ducts in total darkness (including caves without light or water movement at upper levels) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.7 Features of circalittoral rock same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.B21 Caves and ducts in total darkness (including caves without light or water movement at upper levels) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.B Communities of circalittoral caves and overhangs same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.B21 Caves and ducts in total darkness (including caves without light or water movement at upper levels) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.B Caves and overhangs below the infralittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.8 Caves and overhangs in the circalittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A5.71 Caves and ducts in total darkness (including caves without light or water movement at upper levels) same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 A3.8 Caves and overhangs in the circalittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A9.3 Circalittoral caves same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 12.71 Submerged sea-caves wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 12.71 Submerged sea-caves wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 12.71   wider
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 12.71   wider
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