Galapagos Species Checklist

Eisenia galapagensis W.R. Taylor

alga parda, brown algae

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Chromalveolata (= Chromista)

Phylum
Heterokontophyta

Class
Phaeophyceae

Order
Laminariales

Family
Lessoniaceae

Genus
Eisenia

Species
galapagensis

Taxon category: Accepted

Type locality: Academy Bay, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (Taylor 1945: 109-110). Type: W.R. Taylor No. 34-305; 20 Jan. 1934; Hancock Foundation (Taylor 1945: 109-110). Notes: Frequent as dredged off Academy Bay.

Status

Critically endangered

References

  • Taylor, W.R. (1945) Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galapagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: 1-528, 3 figs, 100 plates.
  • Garske, L.E. (2002) Macroalgas Marinas. In: Danulat, E. & Edgar, G.J. (eds.) (2002): Reserva Marina de Galápagos. Línea Base de la Biodiversidad. Fundación Charles Darwin/Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador, p. 419-439.
  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • Guiry, M.D. Guiry, G.M. (2010) AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org.
  • Silva, P.C. (1964) Status of our knowledge of the Galapagos benthic marine algal flora prior to the Galapagos International Scientific Project. In: Bowman, R.I. (ed.): The Galapagos Islands Symposium of the Galapagos International Scientific Project. University of California Press, Berkeley, p. 149-156.
  • Miller, K.A. (2011) Galápagos Seaweeds. unpublished manuscript, 49 pp.
  • Graham, M.H. Kinlan, B.P, Druehl, L.D., Garske, L.E. & Banks, S. (2007) Deep-water kelp refugia as potential hotspots of tropical marine diversity and productivity PNAS 104(42): 16576–16580

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