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Ruppia filifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA NAJADALES POTAMOGETONACEAE

Scientific Name: Ruppia filifolia
Species Authority: Skottsb.
Common Name/s:
English Species code: Rf
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of the Ruppia genus is uncertain due to difficulties of identification. Species can be extremely morphologically variable and respond to differing environmental conditions. Problems in species identification are linked to differences in environmental conditions.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-10-23
Assessor/s: Short, F.T., Carruthers, T.J.R., Waycott, M., Kendrick, G.A., Fourqurean, J.W., Callabine, A., Kenworthy, W.J. & Dennison, W.C.
Reviewer/s: Livingstone, S., Harwell, H. & Carpenter, K.E.
Justification:
There is little information available for this species and it is only known from a small number of records. The threats to this species are unknown. This species is listed as Data Deficient. Research on the taxonomy, distribution and threats are recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Chile (Skottsberg 1916), Argentina and Peru (Blanca and Young 1996) and the Falkland Islands (Moore 1973, Broughton and McAdam 2005).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Chile; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Peru
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Native:
Atlantic – southwest; Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for R. filifolia. There are only a few records of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits standing open water (brackish) and brackish creeks, and less commonly, freshwater (Moore 1973, Broughton and McAdam 2005). This species has branched filiform stems up to 40 cm in length and dark green leaves up to 20 cm in length (Moore 1973).
Systems: Freshwater; Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species. Research on the taxonomy, distribution and threats are recommended for this species.
Citation: Short, F.T., Carruthers, T.J.R., Waycott, M., Kendrick, G.A., Fourqurean, J.W., Callabine, A., Kenworthy, W.J. & Dennison, W.C. 2010. Ruppia filifolia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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