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  • 2Under Assessment
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Opegrapha contracta Vain.

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Scientific name
Opegrapha contracta
Author
Vain.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Lichens
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Arthoniomycetes
Order
Arthoniales
Family
Roccellaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Isaias de Oliveira Junior
Comments etc.
Isaias de Oliveira Junior

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is known by its green - grey and smooth thallus, irregularly branched and black lirellae, hyaline fusiform spores (Caceres, 2007).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to all the previous information, this species might be considered as Near Threatened (NT) until a better understanding.


Geographic range

This is species is known in two countries. In Brazil, 28 occurrences to this species are known, located in South, Southeast, and Northeast of Brazil according to GBIF database.


Population and Trends

There are 30 records, distributed in Brazil (28 records) and Paraguay (1 record), according to GBIF database

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

This species is distributed in Tropical areas. In Brazil, this species can be found at the Atlantic Rainforest in Northeast, South, and Southeast of Brazil.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

In Brazil, this species is founded in Atlantic Rainforest that are biomes that still suffer anthropic actions in special wildfire, natural and criminal caused, and area suppression.

Tourism & recreation areasSmall-holder farmingAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

In Brazil, the records are related to preserved areas, but unfortunately, those spaces still being affected by negatives influences. So, formal education to the population that lives near those areas and the park managers can start to change the situation.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education

Research needed

Actions that are orientated to taxonomy and exploration to new sites need to be stimulated until a better understanding of this species status.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted