Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Platycnemididae

Scientific Name: Platycnemis latipes
Species Authority: Rambur, 1842
Common Name(s):
English White Featherleg
French Agrion Blanchâtre, L'agrion blanchâtre

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-17
Assessor(s): Boudot, J.-P.
Reviewer(s): De Knijf, G., Ferreira, S. & Riservato, E.
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)

Platycnemis latipes is assessed as Least Concern on the European scale due to its abundance.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2009 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Platycnemis latipes is an Atlanto West Mediterranean endemic which is known from Iberia and France only, where it is generally common.
Countries occurrence:
France (France (mainland)); Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 2000-10000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 900
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common and occurs often in large populations.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Platycnemis latipes occurs mainly in low to moderately fast running waters in lowlands and hilly areas. It is rarely met in standing waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is common and is not threatened in spite of its restricted range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures are needed for this species.

Citation: Boudot, J.-P. 2010. Platycnemis latipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T158687A5253701. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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