|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.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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 2010: e.T173359A6998923.Downloaded on 28 June 2017.|