Clastoderma debaryanum is recognized by its small size, until 1,2mm total height, stalk brownish filled with granular material bellow, translucent and tapering abruptly upwards after a droplet-like swelling; filament of the capillitium with membranous platelets attached at the tip (Barbosa, et al., 2016).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Although to be a well distributed species, in Brazil this species need attention because many records are from endangered biomes. Thus, I suggest this species to be categorized in Least Concern
The species is known in 51 countries. In Brazil it is known in 8 of 26 states (AL, BA, PB, PE, PI, RN, SP and SC).
Population and Trends
There are about 1030 records among 51 countries, 70 of records are from Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found on dead leaves, decomposing trunk and living tree bark in disturbed and preserved areas, caatinga, savanna, mangrove and riparian forest and atlantic forest.
The species is well distributed in Brazil, mostly in northeast region, it is present in Biomes which have been losing its biological diversity due to deforestation, agricultural activities and urbanization.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration
Some records are from unprotected areas or threatened Biomes.
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration
More researches in Brazil are necessary, mostly in north and midwest region which has no record. Are necessary field collection and moist chamber techniques using various types of substrate.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan