Lepilaena marina 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Najadales Potamogetonaceae

Scientific Name: Lepilaena marina
Species Authority: E.L.Robertson in H.B.S.Womersley
Common Name(s):
English Species code: Lm

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-10-23
Assessor(s): Short, F.T.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lepilaena marina is endemic to Australia and occurs along the south coast of Australia and in Tasmania.
Countries occurrence:
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern
Lower depth limit (metres): 2
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Population [top]

Population: No specific population information is available for this species, but it is common in southern Australia.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species include urban development and general coastal infill such as land reclamation.

Conservation Actions [top]

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 2010: e.T173359A6998923. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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