Phycodrina elegans Setchell & Gardner, 1937



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Phcodrys elegans Setchell & N.L.Gardner, 1937; Phycodrys pulchra W.R.Taylor, 1945


Conservation Status


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

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Galápagos Islands, Ecuador






CDS 17652
CDS 23250
CDS 135672

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Guiry, M. D. (2010). Phycodrina elegans (Setchell & N.L. Gardner) M.J. Wynne, 1985. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2010). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2011-09-12

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

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.


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