Galapagos Species Checklist

Gymnothamnion elegans

(Schousboe ex C. Agardh) J. Agardh

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Rhodophyta
Class Florideophyceae
Order Ceramiales
Family Ceramiaceae
Seccion Gymnothamnieae
Genus Gymnothamnion

Gymnothamnion elegans  (Schousboe ex C. Agardh) J. Agardh


English common name: red algae

Spanish common name: alga roja

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 22 Jan 2013

IUCN Status

Not Evaluated - Not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.


Bioregions: South-eastern.

Galapagos island groups: Santa Cruz.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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