Dictyota galapagensis (Farlow) De Clerck, 2006



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Glossophora galapagensis Farlow, 1902


Conservation Status


Last record: 1974 (Wellington, 1975)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Biology & Ecology




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

CDS 8575
CDS 17564
CDS 17565
CDS 17566

For full details regarding these collections, see: and and and respectively.






Original scientific description:

De Clerck, O. (2006). [url=][description of Dictyota galapagensis (Farlow)], p. 1285[/url]. In: De Clerck, O., Leliaert, F., Verbruggen, H., Lane, C.E., De Paula, J.C., Payo, D.I. and Coppejans, E. (2006). A revised classification of the Dictyoteae (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) based on rbcL and 26S ribosomal DNA sequence data analyses. Journal of Phycology 42: 1271-1288, 6 figs.


Other references:

Guiry, M. D. Dictyota galapagensis Database entry on AlgaeBase. Accessed 18 January 2011. (

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). Dictyota galapagensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 02 June 2013.

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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