Nereia lophocladia J. Agardh, 1897



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: March 2002?

Rediscovered post-2002?



New South Wales & Victoria, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Agardh, J. G. (1897). Analecta Algologia. Continuatio IV. Lunds Universiteta Arsskrift 33: 1-106.


Other references:

Coleman, Melinda A., Kelaher, Brendan P. et al. (2018). Critically Endangered Algal Couture. Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species 6: 2.

Coleman, M. A., Weigner, K. E. and Kelaher, B. P. (2017). Optimising DNA extraction from a critically endangered marine alga. Conservation Genetics Resources. doi:10.1007/s12686-017-0810-5 [Abstract]

Millar, A. J. K. (2003). The world's first recorded extinction of a seaweed, pp. 313-318. In: A. R. O. Chapman; Robert J. Anderson and Valerie J. Vreeland (eds). Seventeenth International Seaweed Symposium: proceedings of the seventeenth International Seaweed Symposium, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 January—2 February 2001. New York: Oxford University Press.

Millar, A.J.K. and Kraft, G.T. (1994). Catalogue of the marine brown algae (Phaeophyta) of New South Wales, including Lord Howe Island, South-western Pacific. Australian Systematic Botany 7: 1-46.

Yee, N. R. and Finley, L. A. (2015). Targeted surveys for critically endangered marine brown alga Nereia lophocladia. Coffs Harbour Underwater Inspection – Northern Breakwater Upgrade Project. Report prepared by Elgin Associates for NSW DPI Lands, 21 September 2015.

Yee, N. R., Finley, L. A., Roberts, A., Kelaher, B. and Millar, A. J. K. (2017). Re-discovery of the critically endangered marine brown alga, [i]Nereia lophocladia[/i] (Order Sporochnales) at Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia. Marine Biodiversity. DOI: [Abstract]


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