Nesciothemis pujoli


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nesciothemis pujoli
Species Authority: Pinhey, 1971
Common Name(s):
English Western Blacktail
Taxonomic Notes: Confused with N. farinosa of eastern and southern Africa, status of the western African species requires further study.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
2009 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Central African Republic to Ghana and probably Guinea. The assessor has seen N. pujoli males from Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana (see N. farinosa).

In central Africa, it is known from Central African Republic, from northern Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon assumed.

In western Africa, the species is known from Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Togo and probably Guinea.
Benin; Central African Republic; Ghana; Nigeria; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Open ponds and calm parts of streams and rivers.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Nesciothemis pujoli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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