|Scientific Name:||Lepilaena marina|
|Species Authority:||E.L.Robertson in H.B.S.Womersley|
|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 marina is endemic to Australia and occurs along the south coast of Australia and in Tasmania.|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:||
Indian Ocean – eastern
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|Population:||No specific population information is available for this species, but it is common in southern Australia.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Lepilaena marina often grows on sandy muddy tidal flats and in estuaries in sheltered locations. It is found with Zostera muelleri and Halophila ovalis.
This species is often overlooked as it is small and ephemeral.
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species include urban development and general coastal infill such as land reclamation.|
|Conservation Actions:||No documented conservation actions are known for this species, and more research is needed on population size and distribution, life history, ecology, and potential threats.|
|Citation:||Short, F.T. 2010. Lepilaena marina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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