Phycodrina elegans (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) M.J.Wynne (1985:79)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Phcodrys elegans Setchell & N.L.Gardner (1937); Phycodrys pulchra W.R.Taylor (1945) [fide (Wynne, 1985)]


Conservation Status

Missing (Edgar et al., 2010)

Last record: 1977 (Miller et al., 2007)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Galápagos Islands, Ecuador


Biology & Ecology




CDS 17652
CDS 23250
CDS 135672





Original scientific description:

Setchell, W. A. Gardner, N. L. (1937). The Templeton Crocker Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences, 1932. No. 31: A preliminary report on the algae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science, series 4, 22(2): 65-98, 1 fig, plates 3-25.


Other references:

Edgar, Graham J., Banks, Stuart A., Brandt, Margarita, Bustamante, Rodrigo H., Chiriboga, Angel, Earle, Sylvia A., Garske, Lauren E., Glynn, Peter W., Grove, Jack S., Henderson, Scott, Hickman, Cleve P., Miller, Kathy A., Rivera, Fernando and Wellington, Gerald M. (2010). El Niño, grazers and fisheries interact to greatly elevate extinction risk for Galapagos marine species. Global Change Biology 16(10): 2876-2890.

Garske, L. E. (2002). Macroalgas Marinas, pp. 419-439. In: Danulat, E. and Edgar, G. J. (eds.). Reserva Marina de Galápagos. Línea Base de la Biodiversidad. Fundación Charles Darwin/Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador.

M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 March 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 07 October 2023.

Miller, K. A. and Garske, L. E. (2011). Galápagos Seaweeds. unpublished manuscript. 49 pp.

Miller, K. A., Garske, L. and Edgar, G. (2007). Phycodrina elegans. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 12 September 2011.

Silva, P. C. (1966). 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.

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.

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.

Wynne M. J. (1985). Taxonomic delineation of Phycodrina (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta), a new genus endemic to the Galápagos. Systematic Botany 10: 73-80.

Wynne, M. J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.


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