Najas marina ssp. ehrenbergii
|Scientific Name:||Najas marina L. ssp. ehrenbergii (A.Braun) L.Triest|
See Najas marina
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Grillas, P., Temple, H. (IUCN Species Programme), Rhazi, L. & de Bélair, G.|
Najas marina ssp. ehrenbergii has a small area of occupancy (presumed to be less than 2,000 km² although it has not been quantified) and is considered to be declining. But it is found at more than 10 locations and is not severely fragmented. More research on its distribution is needed. It is therefore listed as Near Threatened.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to North Africa and is found in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.|
The area of occupancy is suspected to be less than 2,000 km² although it has not been quantified. The species is found at more than 10 locations and is not severely fragmented.
Native:Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Tunisia
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|Population:||It is very rare in Egypt. There is no information on the population trend available but it is suspected to be declining.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in fresh and brackish waters.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threats are competiton by introduced plants and intrinsic factors such as low dispersal.|
|Conservation Actions:||Research on population numbers and range, as well as habitat maintenance and conservation are needed.|
Boulos, L. 2005. Flora of Egypt. Volume 4. Monocotyledons (Alismataceae - Orchidaceae). Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 29 June 2010).
|Citation:||Ali, M.M. 2010. Najas marina ssp. ehrenbergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T164548A5907201.Downloaded on 22 September 2017.|
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