Leucorrhinia caudalis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Leucorrhinia caudalis
Species Authority: (Charpentier, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Lilypad Whiteface
French Leucorrhine à Large Queue

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Sahlén, G.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Leucorrhinia caudalis has a wide range across Russia, central Europe and southern Fennoscandia. There are non threats known to be affecting the global population and the species is currently assessed as Least Concern.
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southern Fennoscandia, Central Europe, and eastwards to Western Siberia.
Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Russian Federation; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Ukraine
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: Very large.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Normally woodland waters with abundant floating vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to eutrophication and acidification.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: On the FHH-list in the EU, protected in some European countries.

Citation: Sahlén, G. 2006. Leucorrhinia caudalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 03 March 2015.
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