EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > M - Marine benthic habitats > MC1 - Circalittoral rock > MC15 - Mediterranean circalittoral rock > MC151 - Coralligenous biocenosis > MC1517 - Association with Lithophyllum stictaeforme and Halimeda tuna

Association with Lithophyllum stictaeforme and Halimeda tuna

Description (English)

This association characterised by the red encrusting alga Lithophyllum stictaeforme (Lithophyllum frondosum) and the green alga Halimeda tuna is present on coralligenous horizontal formations developing within sedimentary beds affected by sea bottom currents.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC1517
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 Lithophyllum frondosum
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Lithophyllum frondosum Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A4.267 Algal bioconcretion with Lithophyllum frondosum and Halimeda tuna same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.267 Algal bioconcretion with Lithophyllum frondosum and Halimeda tuna same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.6A7 Algal bioconcretion with Lithophyllum frondosum and Halimeda tuna same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.6A7 Algal bioconcretion with Lithophyllum frondosum and Halimeda tuna same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.6A7 Algal bioconcretion with Lithophyllum frondosum and Halimeda tuna same
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