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Megalagrion leptodemas

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Megalagrion leptodemas
Species Authority: (Perkins, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Crimson Hawaiian Damselfly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Polhemus, D.A.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
Recent surveys have indicated that this species is confined to widely scattered subpopulations in four drainages in the Koolau Mountains of Oahu. One of these catchments has been the site of recent freeway construction.
History:
1996 Endangered
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: There probably are less than 1,000 individuals remaining at present.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Headwater stream pools in mountainous terrane.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Degredation of watershed by feral ungulates and introduced Poeciliid fishes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of forests and streams by state management.

Citation: Polhemus, D.A. 2006. Megalagrion leptodemas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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