Ceramium templetonii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Rhodophyta Florideophyceae Ceramiales Ceramiaceae

Scientific Name: Ceramium templetonii Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miller, K.A., Garske, L. & Edgar, G.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Carpenter, K.E. (Global Marine Species Assessment Coordinating Team)
A small turf alga that is difficult to identify and to collect, and therefore information on localities and population sizes and trends is sparse, hence listed as Data Deficient. More research on this and other small filamentous species is urgently required.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Ceramium templetonii is an endemic species from the Galápagos Islands, having been reported from three locations: Post Office Bay, Floreana (Setchel and Gardener 1937); Tagus Cove, Isabela (Dawson 1957), and Punta Suarez, Española (Dawson 1963).
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – southeast
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Population [top]

Population:C. prostratum is a very small epiphyte that is difficult to identify, except by specialists. So far, no information is available about its population size or trends.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. templetonii has been reported from the intertidal on rocky substrata. It is a fine, filamentous creeping turf alga up to 5 to 10 mm high (Dawson 1957). A very small epiphyte.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Presumably El Niño, climate change and loss of macroalgal habitat through ecosystem interactions. Ecosystem interactions relate to the recent increase in sea urchins and other herbivores, and development of urchin barrens, following overexploitation of predators along with ENSO disturbances.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Based on historical distribution, C. templetonii occurs inside the Galápagos Marine Reserve (IUCN category VI); Galápagos Archipelago Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA); Galápagos Island World Heritage Site (UNESCO N (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)), and Galápagos Island Man and Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO).

Citation: Miller, K.A., Garske, L. & Edgar, G. 2007. Ceramium templetonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T63607A12695795. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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