Zosterocarpus abyssicolus W.R.Taylor (1945:79)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 29 January 1934 (Taylor, 1945:79,80)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


This species has not been recorded since the type collection, despite at least one expert looking for it (Miller et al., 2007). It is relatively inconspicuous (Miller et al., 2007), and so is more likely than many species to persist undetected.



Post Office Bay, Floreana, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (Taylor, 1945:79,80)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Taylor, William Randolph. (1945). Pacific marine Algae of the Allan Hancock expeditions to the Galapagos islands. Allen Hancock Pacific Expeditions 12: 79-80, 320-321.


Other references:

Kitayama, Taiju. (2013). Morphology of Zosterocarpus ogasawaraensis sp. nov. (Phaeophyceae, Ochrophyta), a New Marine Deep-water Brown Alga from the Ogasawara Islands, Japan. Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science 39(4): 159-164.

Miller, K.A., Garske, L. and Edgar, G. (2007). Zosterocarpus abyssicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63592A12685875. Accessed on 04 October 2023.


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