|Scientific Name:||Lepidoperca filamenta|
|Species Authority:||Roberts, 1987|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Heemstra, P.C. & Sadovy, Y.J.|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.|
|Contributor(s):||De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P. & Smith, J. and Livingston, F.|
Lepidoperca filamenta has been assessed as Least Concern. Owing to this species being found on deep-water rocky reefs, it is unlikely to be affected by trawlers and coastal development. This species is unlikely to be impacted by any major threats.
|Range Description:||Lepidoperca filamenta has been found in the coastal waters of southern and southwestern Australia (Roberts 1987).|
Native:Australia (South Australia, Western Australia)
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||Lepidoperca filamenta is likely to be an uncommon species (P.C. Heemstra pers. comm. 2009).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Lepidoperca filamenta is a demersal species that has a depth range of 128-220 m. This species inhabits deep, rocky reefs in subtropical waters on the continental shelf (P.C. Heemstra pers. comm. 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is unlikely to be taken as by-catch by trawlers operating within its range, owing to it occurring on deep rocky reefs. Due to the deep-water nature of this species it is unlikely to be threatened by coastal development and pollution (P.C. Heemstra pers. comm. 2009).|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for Lepidoperca filamenta.|
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|Citation:||Heemstra, P.C. & Sadovy, Y.J. 2010. Lepidoperca filamenta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.|
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