|Scientific Name:||Cymodocea angustata Ostenf.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Cymodocea angustata may be included within Cymodocea rotundata.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Short, F.T. & Livingstone, S.|
Cymodocea angustata is endemic to tropical Western Australia and is only known from a few samples, primarily due to the fact that its distribution is in remote locations. The overall population trend is unknown. Due to its relatively remote location, it may be somewhat protected from coastal anthropogenic threats, although mining activities may threaten the species. More research on Cymodocea angustata is needed on taxonomy and general biology, and population status. Although this species is not well known, it is found in remote areas that remain undisturbed. Cymodocea angustata is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Cymodocea angustata is endemic to tropical Western Australia. It is found from Collier Bay to Shark Bay.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||Cymodocea angustata has been rarely collected, primarily due to the fact that its distribution is in remote locations. The overall population trend is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Cymodocea angustata grows on coarse sand, sand patches and fine grained sediment. It is often found growing together with other species (Posidonia spp. and Amphibolis spp.) (McMillan et al. 1983). This species was collected at about seven m depth in the Monte Bello Islands (McMillan et al. 1983).|
|Major Threat(s):||Cymodocea angustata is found in a remote part of Australia, and therefore it is removed from coastal anthropogenic threats. There are however current developments underway for mining activities within its distribution (M. Waycott pers. comm. 2008).|
|Conservation Actions:||Cymodocea angustata is included in the Shark Bay World Heritage Property which contains more than 4,000 km² of seagrass beds of high density (Green and Short 2003). More research on Cymodocea angustata is needed on taxonomy and general biology including recruitment and reproduction.|
Green, E.P. and Short, F.T. 2003. World Atlas of Seagrasses. University of California Press, Berkeley.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
McMillan, C., Young, P.C., Cambridge, M.L., Masini, R.J. and Walker, D.I. 1983. The status of an endemic Australian seagrass, Cymodocea angustata Ostenfeld. Aquatic Botany 17: 231-241.
|Citation:||Waycott, M. 2010. Cymodocea angustata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T173340A6994779.Downloaded on 16 December 2017.|