Aphylla theodorina


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aphylla theodorina
Species Authority: (Navás, 1933)
Common Name(s):
English Ringed Forceptail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-02-06
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Paulson, D. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Extent of occurrence is 7,350,000 km² and known from 18 locations, two within protected areas (Parques Nacionales Iguazu, Argentina, and Reserva de Tambopata, Peru)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurs in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil to Peru and northeastern Argentina (Navás 1933, Belle 1972, 1992; Paulson 1985, de Marmels 1989, Museo de La Plata Collection 2006).
Argentina; Brazil; Guyana; Peru; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This species is known from over 18 locations but there is no data available on population sizes.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat includes ditches, sloughs and rivers (de Marmels 1989, Belle 1992); larva described by supposition by Belle (1992).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in protected areas: Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina, and Reserva de Tambopata, Peru (Paulson 1985, Museo de La Plata Collection 2006).

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. 2009. Aphylla theodorina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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