|Scientific Name:||Najas marina|
|Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:|
Caulinia muricata Spreng
Najas marina subspecies genuina K.Schum.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Lakshminarasimhan, P., Gunaga, S., Anitha, K., Raghavan, R., Rasingam, L., Molur, S. & García, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Molur, S., Patzelt, A., Knees, S.G. & Lansdown, R.V.|
Although there is no detailed information about this species' populations, it covers a wide geographic range and seems to be common in its habitat. No major threats have been reported and the species is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This is a widespread cosmopolitan species which occurs all over the world. Recorded from most countries in Europe and Africa. Also widespread across Asia, and South and North America.|
Native:Åland Islands; Albania; Algeria; Andorra; Argentina; Aruba; Australia (Coral Sea Is. Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Victoria, Western Australia); Austria; Bahamas; Belgium; Belize; Bhutan; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Bulgaria; Burundi; Canada; China (Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominica; Ecuador (Galápagos); Egypt; El Salvador; Eritrea; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Greenland; Guernsey; Haiti; Holy See (Vatican City State); Hungary; Iceland; India; Indonesia (Maluku); Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Isle of Man; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Jersey; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Madagascar; Malawi; Malta; Mauritius; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Namibia (Namibia (main part)); Netherlands; Norway; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Panama; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Romania; Russian Federation (Altay, Amur, Buryatiya, Chita, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Primoryi, West Siberia); Rwanda; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; San Marino; Saudi Arabia; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal); Spain; Sri Lanka; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan, Province of China; Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uganda; United Kingdom; United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (Venezuela (mainland)); Viet Nam; Yemen (North Yemen, Socotra); Zambia; Zimbabwe
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No information on its global population is available although it can be found all over the world. It can be dominant in freshwater habitats.
|Habitat and Ecology:||It grows in ponds, slow-moving streams and rivers, and lakes. Sometimes it can be seen in paddy fields.|
|Use and Trade:||This plant is commonly used in aquariums. The young stem is edible and it is consumed in Viet Nam.|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats to this species have been reported.|
No conservation information on this species.
|Citation:||Mani, S. 2013. Najas marina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2015.|