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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

ITA090028

1.3 Site name

Fondali dell'isola di Capo Passero

1.4 First Compilation date

1998-06

1.5 Update date

2019-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Regione Siciliana Ass.to Territorio e Ambiente Servizio 4°
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1995-09
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation: No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:15.138056
Latitude:36.676389

2.2 Area [ha]

5367.0000

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1120  info      673.4  0.00 
1170  info      488.4  0.00 
8330  info      1.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
R1224Caretta caretta          DD       
M1349Tursiops truncatus          DD       
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Astroides calycularis                   
Charonia tritonis                   
Cymodocea nodosa                   
Cystoseira amentacea                   
Cystoseira brachycarpa                   
Homarus gammarus                   
1027Lithophaga lithophaga                   
Lithophyllum byssoides                   
Lithophyllum papillosum                   
Lithophyllum trochanter                   
Maja squinado                   
Nemalion helminthoides                   
Neogoniolithon brassica-florida                   
Palinurus elephas                   
1377Phymatolithon calcareum                     
1028Pinna nobilis                   
Posidonia oceanica                   
Sargassum vulgare                   
1090Scyllarides latus                     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N01100.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

L'Isola di Capo Passero, posta a poche centinaia di metri dalla costa nell'estrema propagine sud orientale della Sicilia, insieme alla vicina Isola delle Correnti rappresenta un spartiacque tra due mari: lo Ionio e la Stretto di Sicilia. Questa sua particolare collocazione rende tale sito di grande interesse biologico e naturalistico. L'andamento delle linee batimetriche segue fedelmente ed in maniera uniforme, la linea di costa. Le coste dell'lsola di Capo Passero, costituite prevalentemente da rocce calcaree, sono ricchissime di piccole e grandi fessurazioni della roccia che in alcuni punti hanno dato vita a caverne sottomarine, anche di discreta ampiezza. Questa varietà di morfologie della linea di costa ha favorito il notevole diversificarsi degli habitat disponibili per gli organismi animali e vegetali.La vegetazione del fondo roccioso è dominata dai popolamenti a Cystoseira in particolare quello a Cystoseira amentacea v. stricta e a Cystoseira brachycarpa. Sui sustrati mobili costituiti da sabbia mista a fango troviamo Cymodocea nodosa, che negli ultimi anni è stata parzialmente sostituita dalla specie alloctona Caulerpa racemosa. Le grandi distese sabbiose che caratterizzano i fondali del lato orientale dell'isola, sono colonizzati Posidonia oceanica che forma vaste praterie ancora in buono stato di salute.

4.2 Quality and importance

Il mare, o meglio i fondali, dell'lsola di Capo Passero costituiscono un ambiente ancora in gran parte integro e che conserva una grande ricchezza di forme di vita subacquea che altrove sono quasi del tutto inesistenti.

4.5 Documentation

Di Martino V. 2002 - Osservazioni preliminari sul fitobenthos di due grotte marine dell'Isola di Capo Passero (Sicilia sud orientale; Mare Ionio). Informatore Botanico Italiano 34: 87-89. Di Martino V., Stancanelli B. 1998 - R.N.I. Isola di Capo Passero: il mare. Ecopachynus, 2: 63 pp. Ed. Ente fauna siciliana, Siracusa. Buia M.C., Cormaci M., Furnari G., Mazzella L. 1985 - Osservazione sulla struttura delle praterie di Posidonia oceanica (L.)Delile di Capo Passero (Siracusa) e studio della macroflora epifita delle foglie. Boll. Acc. Gioenia Sci. Nat., Catania, 18: 463-484.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
IT050.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IT05R.N.O. di piano Isola di Capo Passero/15.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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