The Lake Clifton thrombolite community is restricted to Lake Clifton, situated within the South West Natural Resource Management Region, Western Australia. Microbialites are discrete organosedimentary structures formed by the activities of specific microbial communities that occur at the bottom (benthic stratum) of certain aqueous ecosystems.
Thrombolite (microbialite) Community of a Coastal Brackish Lake (Lake Clifton)
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Approved Conservation Advice for Thrombolite (microbialite) Community of a Coastal Brackish Lake (Lake Clifton)
The main potential threats to the Lake Clifton thrombolite community include introduced fish species and climate change.