EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > A - Marine habitats > A1 - Littoral rock and other hard substrata > A1.4 - Features of littoral rock > A1.42 - Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone

Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone

English name: Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone

Description (English)

Rockpools in the littoral fringe or upper eulittoral zone subject to widely fluctuating temperatures and salinity due to rainwater influence are characterised by ephemeral green alga of the genus Enteromorpha, along with Cladophora spp. and Ulva lactuca.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code A1.42

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Algae Ulva lactuca
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Ulva lactuca Algae

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 11.297 Supralittoral rock pools same
CORINE Land Cover 4.2.3. Intertidal flats n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 A1.42 Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 A1.52 Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 A1.52 Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 A1.52 Communities of rockpools in the supralittoral zone same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B3.12 Supralittoral rockpools same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 A1.13 Supralittoral rock pools same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 11.297 Supralittoral rock pools same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 11.297 Supralittoral rock pools same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 11.297   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 11.297   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 18.17   same
MNCR BioMar 96.7 (Britain & Ireland) RKP   narrower
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