Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Bryophyta Bryopsida Hypnales Amblystegiaceae

Scientific Name: Gradsteinia torrenticola
Species Authority: Ochyra, C.Schmidt & Bültmann

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
The species seem to have a very restricted distribution. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Vulnerable, based on an estimation that the number of localities is less than five.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from a single locality on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The plant grows submerged on rocks in a waterfall.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats to the population are unknown, although a change in waterflow or pollution of the river is a potential threat to the species.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group. 2000. Gradsteinia torrenticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39248A10179158. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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