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Association with Cystoseira usneoides

Description (English)

This association characterised by the brown alga Cystoseira usneoides is present in relatively deep rocky areas crossed by currents. Giaccone, who described the association, mentions the Laminaria ochroleuca, Phyllariopsis purpurascens, Umbraulva dangeardii, Callophyllis laciniata and Phyllophora heredia algae.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC1512
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 Callophyllis laciniata
Algae Cystoseira usneoides
Algae Phyllariopsis purpurascens
Algae Phyllophora heredia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Callophyllis laciniata Algae
Cystoseira usneoides Algae
Phyllariopsis purpurascens Algae
Phyllophora heredia Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A4.262 Association with Cystoseira usneoides same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.262 Association with Cystoseira usneoides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.6A2 Association with Cystoseira usneoides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.6A2 Association with Cystoseira usneoides same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.6A2 Association with Cystoseira usneoides same
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