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Fifty habitat types occur in Cyprus (13 are priority ones), according to the outcomes of the "Biogeographic Seminar for Cyprus" (June 2012). However, certain habitat types have to be review whether occuring in Cyprus , such as habitat types 1180 and 5310, which were classified as "Scientific Reserves" at  "Biogeographic Seminar for Cyprus".

Coastal and Halophytic Habitats

1110       Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time
1120 *    Posidonia
beds(Posidonion oceanicae)
1140       
Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide
1150 *    Coastal lagoons
1170       
Reefs
1180        
Submarine structures made by leaking gases
1210        Annual vegetation of drift lines

1240        Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp.
1310        Salicornia and other annuals colonizing mud and sand
1410        
Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi)
1420        Mediterranean and thermo-Atlantic halophilous scrubs (Sarcocornetea fruticosi)
1430        
Halo-nitrophilous scrubs (Pegano-Salsoletea)
1510 *     
Mediterranean salt steppes (Limonietalia)
1520 *     Iberian gypsum vegetation (Gypsophiletalia)

Freshwaters Habitats

3140       Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp.
3150       
Natural eutrophic lakes with Magnopotamion or Hydrocharition type vegetation
3170 *    Mediterranean temporary ponds
3290       
Intermittently flowing Mediterranean rivers of the Paspalo-Agrostidion

Rocky Habitats and Caves

8140     Eastern Mediterranean screes
8210     Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation
8220     Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation

8240 *  
Limestone pavements
8310     
Caves not open to the public
8330     
Submerged or partially submerged sea caves

 
 
 
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