Scutellospora coralloidea was proposed as obligate synonyme of Racocetra coralloidea (Trappe, Gerd. & I. Ho) Oehl, F.A. Souza & Sieverd. (see Oehl et al. 2008). This name is listed in Mycobank.
Considering the common record of this species in different ecosystems and countries I suggest its classification as LC.
Records of this species in GBIF shows occurrence only in Brazil and Argentina, but
the original description is from the United States.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil, this species is found in different Brazilian biomes: Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest and Caatinga.
As mandatory symbionts, the threats that affect its hosts (plants) will eventually affect the associated arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. However, due to the registration of Scutellospora coralloidea in different environments, including contaminated ones, it may be an indication that this species is more resistant to human disturbances.
The development of necessary actions for the conservation of this species means a response in the search for the improvement of the environmental quality and reduction of the anthropic pressures on the plants and the soil.
Further studies on the ecology of fungi are needed, seeking to understand how mycorrhizal fungi relate to each other, to the host and to the environment.
MAIA, Leonor Costa et al. Species diversity of Glomeromycota in Brazilian biomes. Sydowia, v. 72, p. 181-205, 2020.