English name: Geysers

Description (English)

Springs from which heated water and steam is ejected, sometimes violently, at periodic intervals, in active or recently active volcanic regions. Major geysers are rare, known from only four areas in the world, and within the Palaearctic region, as here defined, only from Iceland and the northwestern Pacific rim. The proximal zone of geysers may host distinctive communities of lower plants and invertebrates.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code C2.13

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 66.8 Geysers source
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.1. Inland marshes n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types Zg Geothermal wetlands wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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