Orthetrum serapia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Orthetrum serapia Watson, 1984
Common Name(s):
English Green Skimmer
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2015. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 10 July 2015).
Taxonomic Notes: The original description was by Watson (1984), with holotype from Cooktown, Queensland. Further taxonomic information provided Houston and Watson (1988).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-07-20
Assessor(s): Hawking, J.
Reviewer(s): Clausnizter, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
A very common species, within Australia and outside; it has a stable population the there are no known threat affecting it at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Northern Territory and northeastern Queensland, Australia; Tanimbar Islands; Aru Islands; New Guinea; Solomon /islands; Fiji and Samoa (Houston and Watson 1988). Theischinger and Hawking (2006) give the extra-limitable distribution, as possibly from the Philippines to the southwest Pacific.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland); Fiji; Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
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Population [top]

Population:Appears to be a very common species with a stable population.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits a wide range of still and sluggish waters, often shallow, sometimes temporary (Theischinger and Hawking 2006).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats affecting this species nor are their likely to be in the near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation actions in place, nor are any thought to be needed.

Citation: Hawking, J. 2009. Orthetrum serapia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T163566A5616867. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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