Habitats of North Carolina
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Lentic Habitats
General Herbaceous Ponds
Habitat Overview Shallow ponds supporting masses of aquatic plant species with floating stems and leaves. The original habitats for these species across the state -- as represented by this general habitat type -- was probably beaver ponds.

Related NHP Natural Communities
Defining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankImperilment ScoreHabitat Risk Index
Ceratophyllum demersum - Common Hornwort G5S31.490.5000
Elodea canadensis - Canadian Waterweed G5S15.390.8300
Elodea nuttallii - Nuttall's Waterweed G5S22.840.6650
Lemna minor - Common Duckweed G5S22.840.6650
Lemna perpusilla - Minute Duckweed G5S41.000.2500
Lemna valdiviana - Valdivia Duckweed G5S31.490.5000
Nuphar advena - Broadleaf Pond-lily G5S51.000.0000
Nymphaea odorata - Fragrant Water-lily G5S41.000.2500
Potamogeton amplifolius - Largeleaf Pondweed G5S15.390.8300
Potamogeton berchtoldii - Slender Pondweed G5S22.840.6650
Potamogeton diversifolius - Waterthread Pondweed G5S51.000.0000
Potamogeton epihydrus - Ribbonleaf Pondweed G5S31.490.5000
Potamogeton foliosus - Leafy Pondweed G5S22.840.6650
Potamogeton nodosus - Longleaf Pondweed G5SH5.390.9150
Potamogeton pulcher - Spotted Pondweed G5S41.000.2500
Potamogeton pusillus - Small Pondweed G5S41.000.2500
Utricularia gibba - Humped Bladderwort G5S41.000.2500
Elophila gyralis - Waterlily Borer Moth GNRS3S41.080.3750
Elophila icciusalis - Pondside Pyralid Moth GNRS3S41.080.3750
Elophila obliteralis - Waterlily Leafcutter Moth GNRS4S51.000.1250
Elophila tinealis GNRS3S41.080.3750
Parapoynx maculalis - Polymorphic Pondweed Moth GNRS1S32.840.6650
Sum: 46.08
ENE Value of 10.1500 * (1 - # of S5: 2 / # Species 22) = 9.23
Average of 22: 2.09

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Nymphaea species/Elophila gyralis) // (Lemna species/Elophila tinealis)

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Updated on 2019-12-02 17:13:57