With the paucity of information that is available for this species it is not possible to accurately assess its extinction risk. Therefore, Craterellus auratus is assessed as Data Deficient.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Described in the late 19th Century (Index Fungorum 2024), it appears as if the species is still only known from the type collection made in the Luchon Valley, France (Martin-Sans 1924), near to the border with Spain.
Population and Trends
More information is required before an assessment of the population size and trend can be made.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Within the Luchon valley this species was recorded from an area of mica schist, underneath chestnut trees (Martin-Sans 1924).
Without further information it is not possible to accurately understand whether this species faces any significant threats or not.
Further research is required into this species. Attempts should be made to try to relocate the species, with initial attempts in and around the type locality, but also further afield. This would allow for a better assessment of its full range, as well as its potential population size and trend. Collection of additional specimens could also enable taxonomic work, to ensure that it is a good species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends
Use and Trade
There is no information regarding the use/trade of this species.