Stylurus spiniceps 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Gomphidae

Scientific Name: Stylurus spiniceps (Walsh, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Arrow Clubtail
French Gomphe Fléché
Macrogomphus? spiniceps Walsh, 1862

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2014-11-28
Assessor(s): Paulson, D. R.
Reviewer(s): Cannings, R. & Tognelli, M.
Stylurus spiniceps is a fairly widespread and locally common species, and there is no indication of any population decline or significant threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This northeastern North American species occurs from Minnesota and Quebec south to Arkansas and Georgia. It occurs in 2 provinces in Canada and 27 states in the United States of America.
Countries occurrence:
Canada (Ontario, Québec); United States (Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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Population [top]

Population:S. spiniceps is locally common in many populations.  Adults spend much time in forest canopy, so best surveyed by larvae and exuviae.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Stylurus spiniceps frequents mud- and sand-bottomed rivers in forested regions; occasionally streams or lakes. Larvae burrow in bottom substrates.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no significant threats presently affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in numerous protected areas, although no entire watersheds are protected; no further conservation measures are apparently required.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2017. Stylurus spiniceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T165068A65830281. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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