|Scientific Name:||Lepilaena australis J.Drumm. ex Harv.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Livingstone, S., Harwell, H. & Carpenter, K.E.|
There is little known about this species and it is only known from a few records. More research is needed. It is listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||Lepilaena australis is endemic to Australia and occurs from Perth, Western Australia along the southern coast including coastal marine lagoons and some inland saline lakes to Mackay, Queensland.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
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|Population:||Lepilaena australis can be locally common. No population trends are known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Lepilaena australis is often found growing with other seagrasses in estuarine environments, such as Zostera muellerii, Halophila ovalis and Ruppia spp.|
This species occurs in muddy sandy substrates predominantly in estuaries and also in coastal marine lagoons and some inland saline lakes.
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species include urban development and general coastal infill such as land reclamation.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no known conservation actions documented for the species, but more research is needed on population size and distribution, life history, ecology, and potential threats.|
|Citation:||Short, F.T. 2010. Lepilaena australis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T173353A6997857.Downloaded on 21 March 2018.|