|Scientific Name:||Ruppia filifolia|
|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.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|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.|
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.
|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).|
Native:Argentina; Chile; Falkland Islands (Malvinas); Peru
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Atlantic – southwest; Pacific – southeast
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|Population:||There is no population information available for R. filifolia. There are only a few records of this species.|
|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).|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation measures for this species. Research on the taxonomy, distribution and threats are recommended for this species.|
Blanca, L. and Young, K.R. 1996. Aquatic plants of Peru: diversity, distribution and conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 5(10): 1169-1190.
Broughton, D.A. and McAdam, J.H. 2005. A Checklist of the Native Vascular Flora of the Falkland Islands (Islas malvinas): new information on the species present, their ecology, status and distribution. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132(1): 115-148.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Moore, D.M. 1973. Additions and admendments to the vascular flora of the Falkland Islands. British Antartic Survey Bulletin 32: 85-88.
Skottsberg, C.J.F. 1916. Die Vegetationsverhältnisse langs der Cordillera de los Andes S. von 41° S. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 56(5): 1-366.
|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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2015.|
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