Lagarosiphon steudneri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Lagarosiphon steudneri
Species Authority: Casp.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-06-10
Assessor(s): Ali, M.M.
Reviewer(s): Bennett, L. & Smith, K.
The species is only known from two locations in Ethiopia, where the area of occupancy is very small (number of locations less than five) and any remnant populations are likely to be very small, severely fragmented and potentially impacted by drought. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has only been recorded in Ethiopia (Wadela).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The species is rare.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Submerged macrophyte in waterbodies.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats are mainly due to intrinsic factors such as its restricted range and is potentially impacted by drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although, taxonomy, biology and ecology are known, further research in population numbers and range are needed. Habitat based actions such as maintenance/conservation are also required.

Citation: Ali, M.M. 2010. Lagarosiphon steudneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185593A8443080. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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