"Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1 Year Assessed: 2010 Assessor/s: Gupta, A.K. & Kumar, B. Reviewer/s: Juffe Bignoli, D. & Daniel, B.A. Justification: Cryptocoryne cognata is endemic aquatic plant only found in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. It grows in sand or gravel in shady streams and margins of lakes and running waters. It has only been recorded from two localities (Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg) with a highly restricted area of occupancy of less than 100 km2. Aquatic industrial development, power plants, mining and tourism have been identified as ongoing threats which are reducing habitat quality and area of occupancy. Research is needed to study its presence in other possible suitable habitats through its extent of occurrence. The species is assessed as Endangered based on best available information. Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are in place. Detailed survey on population size, life history, threats and monitoring of population trends and habitat trends is essential. List of Conservation Actions: 1, 1.2"
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