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Paragomphus lineatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA GOMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Paragomphus lineatus
Species Authority: (Selys, 1850)
Common Name/s:
English Lined Hooktail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-01-11
Assessor/s: Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer/s: Kalkman, V. & Suhling. F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
Paragomphus lineatus has a large range; it is common in parts of its range and can occur in moderately degraded habitats and is therefore listed as Least Concern. Research is required to fully understand its preferred habitats and the threats it may be experiencing.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Paragomphus lineatus is widespread in northern India and Nepal and occurs west to the Turkish Mediterranean coast.
Countries:
Native:
Afghanistan; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Nepal; Pakistan; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The species is common in parts of its range and can occur in moderately degraded habitats although no detailed data exists on population numbers and trends.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat of Paragomphus lineatus is poorly known although it does include open, sluggish and often seasonal streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): One of the ongoing threats affecting the habitat of Paragomphus lineatus is the production of crops and the associated water pollution is also having a direct effect on the quality of the habitat of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no information available on whether there are conservation measures in place, or if they are needed. Detailed research into population size, trends and threats are needed.
Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2009. Paragomphus lineatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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