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Bifurcaria galapagensis Piccone & Grunow, 1964

Galápagos stringweed

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Blossevillea galapagensis (Piccone & Grunow, 1964); Fucodium galapagense Piccone & Grunow, 1964 (original combination?); Pelvetia galapagensis (Piccone & Grunow, 1964)

 

Conservation Status

Last record February 1983 (Miller et al. 2007)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

 

Distribution

Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

At least three collections of this species were made which have been preserved in the Charles Darwin Research Station's herbarium collection:

CDS 17587
CDS 17588
CDS 23195

For full details regarding the collection of these specimens, see: https://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/collections/eng/furtherinfo/1/17587/ and https://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/collections/eng/furtherinfo/1/17588/ and https://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/collections/eng/furtherinfo/1/23195/

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Bifurcaria galapegensis (Piccone & Grunow) Womersley 1964: 104 in Womersley, H.B.S. (1964). The morphology and taxonomy of Cystophora and related genera (Phaeophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 12: 53-110, 48 figs, 16 plates.

 

Other references:

Cinelli, F. and Colantoni, P. (1974). Alcune osservazioni del benthos marino sulle coste recciose delle isole Galápagos (Oceano Pacifico). Gruppo ricerche scientifiche e tecniche subacquee, Firenze. 22 pp.

Guiry, M. D. Bifurcaria galapagensis Database entry on AlgaeBase. Accessed 18 January 2011. (Available online: https://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=21928)

Mead, G.W., Silva, P.C., Earle, S.A., Rozaire, C.A. and Janss, E. (1972). R/V Searcher Cruise 72-1 Galápagos Islands and Cocos Island. 49 pp.

Miller, K. A., Garske, L. and Edgar, G. (2007). Bifurcaria galapagensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 02 June 2013.

Robinson, G. (1985). The influence of the 1982-83 El Niño on Galápagos marine life. In: G. Robinson and E.M. Del Pino (eds) El Niño en las Islas Galapagos: el evento de 1982-1983, pp. 153-190. Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands, Quito.

Taylor, W. R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galápagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12 12(iv): 528 pp.

Wellington, G. M. (1975). The Galápagos coastal marine environments. A resource report to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. A resource report to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Quito. 357 pp.

 

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