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Echinostelium minutum de Bary

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Scientific name
Echinostelium minutum
Author
de Bary
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould
Kingdom
Protozoa
Phylum
Amoebozoa
Class
Myxogastrea
Order
Echinostelida
Family
Echinosteliaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Jaíne Parentes
Comments etc.
Jaíne Parentes

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Echinostelium minutum is recognized by its very small size and fragile sporangium, less than 1mm.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species is not very common to be collected in Brazil, thus its need attention due to most of records are from endangered biomes.


Geographic range

The species is known in 57 countries. In Brazil it is known in 7 of 26 states.


Population and Trends

There are about 2268 records among 57 countries, 36 of its are from Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil Echinostelium minutum is found on living bark trees, aerial leaf litter and leaf litter forest floor in disturbed and protected areas, riparian forest, mangroove forest, Caatinga and Savanna.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ForestDry SavannaMoist SavanaSubtropical/Tropical Dry Shrubland

Threats

The collections from Brazil are from threatened biomes.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingRoads & railroadsIntentional use (species being assessed is the target)Intentional use: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityAcid rainHabitat shifting & alterationDroughtsTemperature extremesStorms & flooding

Conservation Actions

Some records are from unprotected areas or threatened Biomes.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education

Research needed

In Brazil are necessary field collection and moist chamber techniques using various types of substrate in others states.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade

None.

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted