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Racocetra tropicana Oehl, B.T. Goto & G.A. Silva

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Scientific name
Racocetra tropicana
Author
Oehl, B.T. Goto & G.A. Silva
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Glomeromycota
Class
Glomeromycetes
Order
Diversisporales
Family
Gigasporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

In Brazil, Racocetra tropicana can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. However, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot. There is few information about this taxon yet, then we suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).


Geographic range

This species is known in 2 countries – Brazil and Benin. In Brazil, Racocetra tropicana is found in northeast and southeast regions, in 5 of the 26 states.


Population and Trends

There are about 6 records in 2 countries, most of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado. In Benin is found in Savannah.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

In Brazil, Racocetra tropicana can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. However, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.

Tourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Habitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted