Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores

English name: Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores

Description (English)

Sea-cliffs, their associated faces, ledges and caves, rocky shores and isolated rocks of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. The endangered Monachus monachus depends on their caves for reproduction. Calonectris diomedea diomedea, Puffinus yelkouan mauretanicus, Puffinus yelkouan yelkouan, Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii, Falco eleonorae, Larus audouinii are characteristic breeders. Their vascular aerohaline communities, as well as the rock communities of unit H3 that colonize their less salt-influenced reaches, are particularly diverse and rich in endemics.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B3.26

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Birds Falco eleonorae
Birds Larus audouinii
Mammals Monachus monachus
Birds Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii
Birds Puffinus yelkouan mauretanicus
Birds Puffinus yelkouan yelkouan
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon Birds
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull Birds
Monachus monachus Mediterranean monk seal Mammals
Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii Shag (Mediterranean subspecies) Birds
Puffinus yelkouan mauretanicus Birds
Puffinus yelkouan yelkouan Birds

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 18.16 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores source
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.2. Bare rock n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B3.26 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B3.26 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B3.26 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B3.26 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B3.26 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B7.16 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 18.16 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 18.16 Mediterraneo-Pontic sea-cliffs and rocky shores same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 18.16   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 18.16   same
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