Nitella mucronata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nitella mucronata
Species Authority: (A.Braun) Miq.
Common Name(s):
English Compact Stonewort
Chara mucronata A. Braun
Nitella furcata (Roxb. ex Bruzelius)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-10-01
Assessor(s): Mani, S.
Reviewer(s): Bhat, G.K., Augustine, J., Rasingam, L., Dahanukar, N. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Nitella mucronata is widespread with no threats, hence assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Nitella mucronata is a freshwater species and known from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (Pal et al. 1962). It is also recorded in Slovakia (Hrivnak et al. 2001), western Poland (Gabka et al. 2010), Guianas (Boggan et al. 1997), Oman, Saudi Arabia (Hussain and Victor 2003), Romania, Norway, UK, Portugal, Spain, Hungary and Korea.

French Guiana; Guyana; Hungary; India (Tamil Nadu); Korea, Republic of; Norway; Oman; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Saudi Arabia; Slovakia; Spain; Suriname; United Kingdom
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Population [top]


There is no information about population of this species.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It can be seen in natural or artificially ditched excavation with a shallow water level in the flood plain.

Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

No use has been reported for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No threats has been reported for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions are known to be taken for this species.

Citation: Mani, S. 2013. Nitella mucronata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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