Trichomanes fulgens


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Trichomanes fulgens
Species Authority: C.Chr.
Didymoglossum fulgens (C.Chr.) J.P.Roux

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2007-09-21
Assessor(s): Gerlach, J.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Lutz, M.L.
Trichomanes fulgens is only know from one single locality, Jardin Marron, on Silhouette. Both the extent of occurrence (EOO) and the area of occupancy (AOO) are less than 1 km². It is vulnerable to habitat deterioration and land-slides. It is currently listed as Critically Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Seychelles, this species is found only at Jardin Marron on Silhouette island. Both the EOO and AOO are less than 1 km². Historically (1874) recorded on Mahé island.
Seychelles (Seychelles (main island group))
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Population [top]

Population: The current population size and trend are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A high-altitude forest species recorded at 390-400 m asl.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by habitat deterioration caused by invasive plants. The only known site is vulnerable to land-slides. A number of intrinsic factors, such as limited dispersal, low densities and restricted range, are also potential threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are currently in place. The only known locality should receive legal protection.

Citation: Gerlach, J. 2011. Trichomanes fulgens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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