Desmarestia tropica Taylor, 1945

Tropical acidweed



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1972 (Miller et al. 2007)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Known only from two localities: Post Office Bay, Floreana and Caleta Tagus, Isabela (Taylor, 1945:107-108).


Biology & Ecology




Type locality: Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador






Original scientific description:

Taylor, W. R. (1945). Pacific marine algae of the Allan Hancock Expeditions to the Galápagos Islands. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: i-iv, 1-528, 3 figs, 100 pls. [p. 107-108]


Other references:

Acleto, C. O. (1973). Las algas marinas del Perú. Boletin de la Sociedad Peruana de Botánica 6: 1-164.

Guiry, M. D. Desmarestia tropica Database entry on AlgaeBase. Accessed 18 January 2011. (Available online:

Miller, K. A., Garske, L. and Edgar, G. (2007). Desmarestia tropica. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 02 June 2013.


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