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Megalagrion pacificum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Megalagrion pacificum
Species Authority: (McLachlan, 1883)
Common Name(s):
English Pacific Hawaiian Damselfly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Odonata Specialist Group
History:
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the islands of Molokai, Maui and Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Seepage fed side pools along mid and terminal reach overflow channels of rocky upland streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Degradation of watershed by feral ungulates; alteration of stream terminal reaches for agriculture; introduced poeciliid fishes.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Odonata Specialist Group 1996. Megalagrion pacificum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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