Inner shelf (0–25 m)—invertebrate species
Very poor,Poor,Good,Very good

State and trends are likely to be regionally variable, but time-series data are lacking for most of Australia. Some localised improvements are likely, but some areas are worsening because of extreme climate events and climate change−induced range expansions.

Year(s): 
2016
3
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

East and south-east in poor condition

Year(s): 
2011
3
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Evans K, Bax NJ, Smith DC (2016). Marine environment: Inner shelf (0–25 m)—invertebrate species . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-component/marine-environment/inner-shelf-0-25-m-invertebrate-species, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296