Facies with Eunicella cavolini

Description (English)

A raised stratum of Eunicella cavolini on a surface that is often built into a concretion by algae associated with various animal species such as the crust-forming and erect bryozoans Schizomavella spp., Pentapora fascialis, Turbicellepora avicularis, Celleporina caminata and Myriapora truncata, Serpulidae, cnidarians like Alcyonium coralloides, Alcyonium acaule, Leptopsammia pruvoti and Caryophyllia smithii, ascidians like Halocynthia papillosa and Microcosmus sabatieri.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code MC1519
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 Alcyonium acaule
Invertebrates Alcyonium coralloides
Invertebrates Caryophyllia smithii
Invertebrates Eunicella cavolini
Invertebrates Halocynthia papillosa
Invertebrates Leptopsammia pruvoti
Invertebrates Microcosmus sabatieri
Invertebrates Myriapora truncata
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Alcyonium acaule Invertebrates
Alcyonium coralloides Invertebrates
Caryophyllia smithii Invertebrates
Eunicella cavolini Invertebrates
Halocynthia papillosa Invertebrates
Leptopsammia pruvoti Invertebrates
Microcosmus sabatieri Invertebrates
Myriapora truncata Invertebrates

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) A4.269 Facies with Eunicella cavolinii same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A4.269 Facies with Eunicella cavolinii same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A3.6A9 Facies with Eunicella cavolinii same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A3.6A9 Facies with Eunicella cavolinii same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A3.6A9 Facies with Eunicella cavolinii same
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